Play On! Huge Success at Caulfield

As the end of semester approaches and exams draw closer, it is common for students to throw themselves into a cycle of constant study. A lot of students prefer the cramming method, despite a balance of study and physical activity being the recommended practice by Monash University.

Monash University supports the notion of getting active to clear your mind for productive study. Which is why Monash Sport and the Caulfield campus Student Union, MONSU, joined forces to bring Play On! to the Caulfield Green in Week 10.

At Play On!, students could blend their own smoothies on a spin bike, play in a three-on-three basketball competition, or have a game of Bubble Soccer with their friends. MONSU's 'mid-week meat' barbecue offered students free sausages and burgers, including vegetarian options.  

Director of Monash Sport, Brett Lavale, believes it is important to remind students of the enjoyment in getting outdoors and having fun with friends.

"The main aim of the event was to encourage students to be healthy and active, and to take the time out of their day to spend some time doing exercise, physical activity, or recreating in this busy lead up to the exam period," he said.

Five teams competed in the three-on-three basketball competition on the new Caulfield Green courts, with both the first and second placed teams receiving gift vouchers.