MAS was a sponsor of Nuku Ora’s Run and Become programme in Wellington for the second year running. The programme is designed to encourage children to become more physically active. The programme is a lead up to the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays that will be held next month. This sponsorship has allowed 750 children and their family to have free entries and transport to the event.
“MAS has sponsored the Run and Become programme, that seeks to encourage physical activity among children and whanau in Wellington, in preparation for Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays run in February.
This is the second year the mutual insurer has sponsored the programme, which is run by not-for-profit organisation Nuku Ora to encourage kids to become more active and healthier.
Run and Become’s objective is to make physical activity fun and accessible for tamariki from predominantly low-decile schools in Wellington. The programme will offer free entry and transport to Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays for children and their parents or caregivers, as well as t-shirts to run in and a healthy breakfast for the big day.
One of the programme’s first activities was a workshop for students from Avalon Intermediate in Lower Hutt. The students took part in games to help them stay active over the summer holidays, without the need for any special equipment.
"Partnering with MAS means that we're able to help more tamariki participate in physical activity by providing free entries and transport to the 2022 event for 750 children and their family members,” said Nuku Ora event manager Paddy Pierce. “Kicking off with a workshop means Nuku Ora's Healthy Active Learning team can give kids some great physical activity resources, so they can go home and train with their family in the leadup to the event.” Click here to read more
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