Otago Polytechnic

Two Otago Polytechnic Occupational Therapy students have organised an adventure obstacle course race with the aim of raising funds to support a form of rehabilitation for children and adults who have motor disorders of neurological origin.

As part of Conductive Education Awareness Week (which runs from 4-10 November), Jocelyn Helm and Ruby Dunbar are collaborating with Conductive Education Otago, running an obstacle course race at Logan Park on Sunday, 10 November.

“The aim of this event is to raise awareness and funds for Conductive Education Otago,” Jocelyn, a year-3 Occupational Therapy student at Otago Polytechnic, says.

“It is also about providing an opportunity for everyone, including clients, to get active and have fun in the outdoors. This is an opportunity that some of these clients might not often have.”

The duo are hoping to attract a number of teams, comprising six people per team. Each team will engage with a client from Conductive Education Otago, helping them through the obstacle course race as well as participating themselves.

Some of the obstacles will include climbing over hay bales, crawling through a large pipe and stepping through tyres.

“We are also after a number of volunteers who can act as timekeepers at each obstacle, as well as volunteers who can help set up and pack up on the day. Any help would be greatly appreciated,” Ruby, a year-3 Occupational Therapy student, says.

Team registration is $100. For more information, contact helmjr1@student.op.ac.nz

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Published on 4 Nov 2019

Orderdate: 4 Nov 2019
Expiry: 30 Nov 2019