The ALL NEW High Wire Charitable Trust (HWCT) Gymnasium is an extension of the outdoor pursuit’s centre that provides programmes for “at risk” youth in South Auckland, where a need for a gymnasium was identified to establish indoor physical pursuits as well.
The Gymnasium was constructed over the period of 2014-2015 and officially opened in 2016. The gym itself is equipped with a large court area lined for specific sports such as basketball and netball, supported with bleacher chairs and an upper level viewing platform for hosting games. (Other features include a small but extensive weight room, team room, office space, mini kitchen and medical room.) The HWCT Gymnasium is located right next door to our High Wire Papakura Head Quarters, at 7 Dent Place, Red Hill Papakura, and used primarily for recreational purposes for HWCT Programmes.
Keeping it Real Programme
The High Wire Charitable Trust Education Department, are working together with local Schools to conduct a 9-10 week programme called “Keeping it Real” for primary/intermediate aged students. The programme is centered on Education, Behaviour modification, Life skills and Outdoor recreation designed to re-engage students. The aim is to engage students in their learning so they are able to reflect on their attitudes/behaviour and make positive changes by taking part in a wide variety of learning situations. The Keeping it Real Programme will be based mainly onsite, using the HWCT Gymnasium as well as utilizing the Awhitu Camp. This will involve up to 30 students (from nearby Schools), 5 HWCT Staff and the HWCT Awhitu Manager, at different stages of the programme.
Sports & Recreation
We are excited to announce the launch of the Pacific Nations Academy, a scholarship initiative that will take place in September 2018. The High Wire Charitable Trust in partnership with Netball Cook Islands (NCI) are providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for a select number of up and coming netballers from both the Cook Islands and Samoa to live and train in New Zealand. The programme will see a number of elite NZ Netball players train and develop skills that will not only open up new pathways but also benefit the future of netball in the Pacific Islands.