A GROUP of students and teachers of Holmesglen Institute of Tafe from Melbourne, Australia are in the country, conducting sports clinics at various schools.
The team led by its co-ordinator and teacher Nicholas Bailey yesterday conducted a clinic at the Latter-Day Saints Primary School in Suva.
Last Friday, the group assisted at the District Athletics Meet in Sigatoka. Bailey said the main objective of the group was to train their students to be future sports teachers and development officers.
"We got our students here who are studying at our institute and they are here to be tested and gauge on how they perform. These are future development officers and PE (Physical Education) teachers," he said.
Bailey and his group will conduct athletics, basketball, football, netball, AFL and touch rugby clinics to all the schools they visit. "We will be teaching various sports to students before we return to Australia.
"This is a learning trip for my students so it is a matter of sharing our knowledge and also gauging their performances who are conducting the clinics."
He said the students would graduate with diploma in sports science after they completed their two years study at the institute.
Bailey said they would return to Fiji in the future. "We are so delighted to be here in Fiji and be able to share our knowledge to the students here in Fiji.
"This is such a huge learning experience for us, the people are so friendly and we just love the atmosphere here in Fiji so we are planning to come back next year," Bailey said.
Today, the group will be at Sigatoka Special School, they will return to LDS College tomorrow before their final clinic at Sigatoka Methodist Primary School on Friday.