Primary school students ready for the challenge

Students Mitchell Cohen, Bailey Taylor and Brodie Styles

Students Mitchell Cohen, Bailey Taylor and Brodie Styles

Burnie Primary School students are not afraid of the Commando.

A team of four primary school children have registered to tackle the 4 km course with 14 man-made obstacles part of the first time event, The Burnie Challenge. The challenge will be held at Shorewell Creek on April 10.

Burnie Primary Student Mitchell Cohen said, “We are really excited about taking part in the event. We are not afraid of getting dirty. I know that we will make it through!”

Select participating personal trainers are offering free training sessions leading up to the event for those who hold a health care card and discounted rates for anyone else keen to train for this style of event. To see a full list of participating trainers and training times visit the Burnie City Council Website.

Team member Brodie Styles said, “We all play a lot of sport so we are fairly active already. We have been setting up obstacles at school and practicing at the PCYC. It’s the obstacles that will be the really hard part. We are practicing climbing things.”

Enter as a team of four or as an individual. Ages 10 and up can take the challenge as an individual. Anyone under 10 must be accompanied by a guardian but are still welcome to register.

Team Member Bailey Taylor said, “We are not afraid and we are in primary school! It would be great to see more students register. The adults have no excuse now. If we can do it, they should too.”

Register online or visit Burnie City Council Chambers at 80 Wilson Street. Council is calling for registration forms to be in by March 31.

For further information please contact

Libby Jowett
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728