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Trenton High School selected to receive “Try Day” funding

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has selected 200 schools to receive funding to initiate a new sport or activity program into their school. Trenton High School is among the selected schools for this “Try Day” project.

Trenton High School decided to introduce and promote the sport Tchoukball, which is a fast paced, non-contact sport. This sport involves two heavy-duty rebound surfaces at opposite ends of the court and the object of the game is to throw the ball off the rebound surface so that after the ricochet, the opposing team can’t catch it. Tchoukball can be played by anyone at his or her respective skill level, regardless of gender, age or physical abilities.

“The students really enjoy it,” said phys. ed. teacher, Duncan Armstrong. “It takes them a little bit to get the hang of the game, but once they do, it’s a blast. Very few sports work as well in a co-ed class as this one does.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation [1], an agency of the Ontario government provides funding for these grants of $800 per school. The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSSA) smooth’s the progress of disbursing these grants to schools. “Try Day” was established to increase activity and expose youth to non-traditional activities in high school.

For further details on this project, please contact:

Mark Dolton, 613-392-1227, mdolton@hpedsb.on.ca

For more information, please contact:

Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 800-267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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