A. Elstermann, Feb 12, 2014
NEED FOR SPEED
Bunbury teenager Jaiden Lanigan is the latest local speedskater to taste success.
The Bunbury Speed Roller Skating Club member has just returned from
the national championships in Brisbane where he took out a number of
medals and was selected to compete in New Zealand in April at the 2014
Lanigan, along with Bunbury teammate Reece Gundall will also be given
the opportunity to compete at a World Championships in Argentina this
November as a member of the Australian team.
“Getting to compete overseas is great because it is a different level of competition,” Lanigan said.
“In other countries there are athletes who live to compete competitively – it’s their whole life.”
Lanigan, who is currently in Year 12 at Manea Senior College, travels to Perth twice a week to train.
“I train four to five days a week and also ride with the South West Cycle Club as cross training,” he said.
“This sport can be quite addictive as you can reach speeds over 50km/h and it gives you a real adrenaline rush.
“It’s the type of sport where you have to stay fit and change your program regularly to stay on top of the game.”
Lanigan also coaches speed skating development sessions at The Rink in Halifax for those who are new to the sport.
The sport has been selected as a demonstration sport at the next
Junior Olympics with the goal for it to become an Olympic sport in the
Lanigan is currently seeking sponsorship to help him pay for his internation pursuits.
If you would like to assist him contact The Rink on 9725 6999.
Photo: MSC student, Jaiden Lanigan
To Paul Mathews and Teaching Staff,
were very proud to hear that Rachelle was presented with the ECU
Citizenship Award for Year 11 today. Rachelle had a challenging year
combining study with her high level of sporting commitment to the BMX
Australian Team, so it was a real achievement to receive this award.
you to all the teachers at Manea that supported Rachelle in many subtle
ways to balance both facets of her life. She loved her Year 11 at
Manea, and she responded positively to the change in teaching styles
from her Year 10 traditional High School. We appreciate the wonderful
and dedicated teachers that are at Manea and we look forward to a great
partnership in 2014.
Carol and Brian Smith
N. Asher, Feb 21, 2014
* Correction: MSC uses the Skoolbag App (not My BackPack)
MY BACKPACK APP LEADS TO COMMUNICATION
Schools across the State have rolled out the My BackPack app to easily
communicate with students and their parents. Manea College jumped on the
bandwagon, activating their personalised version of the app complete
with school calendars, information and a link to their Facebook page.
Although the school only rolled the app out at the start of this term,
associate principal Rod Rykers said the response so far had been
positive, with more than 170 staff, students and parents downloading it.