Physical Education

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  • Batting Cages
    This activity is great for students to practice their baseball batting skills.
  • Basketball
    Teachers coach this group of talented players once each week.
  • Bowling
    Bowling ranks very high with Holmsteaders. It allows students to compete with one another in a game that takes a lot more intellect than one might think. Bob Prignano, the supportive bowling guru, gives helpful tips for the perfect game. Who knows what future bowling superstars might emerge from Holmstead bowling?
  • Volleyball
    Students are encouraged with discipline and phrases like “whoopies” and “feeties”. Volleyball requires concentration and teamwork. It is an active gym course which stresses improvement over winning. Medals are awarded yearly at the Sports Awards Assembly.
  • Hockey
    A Holmstead favorite, hockey is played by teams that include veterans and rookies alike. Led by the indomitable Chris Conklin and Steve Tully, fearless hockey warriors brave all kinds of weather for the love of the game and Holmstead School spirit. requires concentration and teamwork. It is an active gym course which stresses improvement over winning. Medals are awarded yearly at the Sports Awards Assembly.
  • Football
    Everyone plays two-handed touch football, regardless of athleticism or skill.
  • DDR/Aerobics
    An extremely popular activity, DDR showcases dancing talents through coordinated moves. This craze began in the arcades and has been adapted for use at school. Even teachers, Marisa Mottershead and Chris Conklin, have been known to attempt some fancy moves in this high energy, high tech activity.
  • Fitness Training
    The Holmstead mini-gym has free weights, an exercise ball and two total gym machines. Students who like to get or stay in shape choose this activity.
  • Power Walking
    This cardiopulmonary exercise of rapid walking is intended to strengthen the circulatory system.
  • Yoga (view pics)
    This exercise emphasizes specific postures in combination with controlled breathing.
  • Mini-golf
    Students always have a lot of fun with the long course and challenging holes.
  • Driving Range
    This is for novice and experienced golfers to practice driving the ball.
  • Karate
    This combines physical fitness with learning discipline of the mind and body.
  • Fishing
    A catch and release activity that incorporates patience, technique and an appreciation of nature.

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