The semi-finals of the 2018 Let’s Play Physical Education Challenge, a school sport initiative for primary schools in South Africa, will be taking place at Khuthalani Primary School in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga Province on 06 November 2018, with eight schools in Grades 4 and 6 representing eight provinces. These winning schools have beaten all their provincial competitors to reach this level. A school which will win the championship from the Northern Cape Province will later compete against the winning school chosen during the semi-finals, in the finals which will take place during December 2018.
The winning school will receive an all-weather multi-purpose sporting court to the value of R1.4 million, sponsored by The Sports Trust. The physical education drive, spearheaded by Active Education and supported by SuperSport Let’s Play, showcases the importance of Physical Education in schools.
During the Challenge, which is in its fourth year of implementation, learners face an obstacle course that has to be completed within 45 minutes through a variety of exercises at all competing schools administered and adjudicated by the Active Education team whilst the teachers will be supervising the learners. For the 2018 Challenge, a total of 28,600 Grade 4 and 6 learners, 240,812 learners from all Grades introduced to Physical Education, and 286 primary schools participated. The Jan van Riebeeck Primary School in Springs, Gauteng Province was the winning school during last year’s Challenge.