Bethany from Journey middle school enjoys skating in the sun while earning credits.

Gr8 Sk8boarding

Students from Journey middle school enjoyed an afternoon skateboarding lesson at the Sooke Sk8 Park.

With the surprise appearance of the sun on Thursday, students from Journey middle school enjoyed an afternoon skateboarding lesson at the Sooke Sk8 Park.

As a part of the school’s exploratory program, Debbie Holmes of Langford’s Side Step skateboarding school came to Sooke to engage the students in skateboarding exercises and drills.

Holmes is an avid skateboarder herself, and strongly advocates education and safety. All students participating in her classes are required to wear helmets. Exercises ranged in levels of difficulty, and students were encouraged to participate at their own level of ability.

On June 29, there will be a second annual district-wide skateboarding competition, in which teams from EMCS and Journey will be competing.

“This is all about the school’s skateboard kids being part of a school team and representing their school with their awesome talent,” writes Debbie Holmes in an email. “This gives them an opportunity to shine not only for their school but for their community. It creates a sense of belonging.”

Besides the competing events, there be face painting, free barbecue and music. The Zone will also be there.

For more information please contact Debbie Holmes at 250-880-0273.

 

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