Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 8. May 29, 1952
What opportunities have been made available to students? Realising that the provision of a well-equlpped gymnasium to serve as a focal point for health and physical education services will be a necessity in the future, the College Council has to some extent met the immediate needs of students by appointing a Phys. Ed, officer and by making available a Quantity of recreational equipment. Hot showers have been installed in the present gym, gymnastic equipment is on order and facilities for playing indoor and out-door basketball are to be provided.
Granted that full use of such facilities would be only a modest beginning to an adequate physical education service, but a start has been made. The development of this department lies with the students. It can succeed in providing better opportunities only If students make use of what is now offered.
Each week twenty-three classes are conducted by Mr. Landreth, the Physical Welfare Officer, mainly of a recreational nature.. They may not appeal to all but Mr. Landreth can choose alternative programmes only if he is aware of the wishes of the students. Help him to help yourself. He win try and arrange classes to suit those who want them. Read the notices on the Registrar's notice-board concerning classes. If you have in the past felt unskilled, incompetent and "left out" of games don't delude yourself by saying that you don't enjoy them anyway, or that you haven't time. Have a chat with Mr. Landreth and hear his views. The classes are not made up of ex-high school athletic champions.