If you're someone who doesn't enjoy playing the same old team sports during PE classes - maybe it's time you persuade the principal and staff to try something different - really different! There was no running, basketball, or even plain stretching in PE lessons at Immanuel Lutheran College on Monday. Instead students at the Tai Po secondary school tried out more extreme activities like inline skating, climbing and skateboarding. As part of an ongoing roadshow programme, professional instructors from the YMCA King's Park Centenary Centre (KPCC) brought their unique brand of sports action to the school and received an enthusiastic response. The initiative is supported by Young Post. 'It's great for the students to try something different, and I can tell you they got a lot out of it,' said principal Joshua Yau. During recess breaks in the outdoor dining hall, hundreds watched as, with electro music playing in the background, KPCC staff demonstrated some cool tricks, jumps and inline hockey moves. During their one-hour-ten-minute PE class, students showed that they were game for a laugh when they put on the skates (also known as rollerblades). Girls wobbled on their wheels and avoided embarrassment by holding hands to support each other, while the boys were more gung-ho and were not afraid to fall on their backsides repeatedly. 'For many it was the first time they had ever tried on a pair of skates,' said Yau. KPCC manager Doug Cole is keen to build bridges and co-operate with schools to help promote a more enthusiastic attitude to sports. 'It's a relatively non-sporting culture in Hong Kong and not all children are interested in traditional sports, so it is important to present them with options,' said Cole, a former employee of Sport England, the equivalent of the Hong Kong Sports Development Board in the United Kingdom. 'Opportunity, alternatives and awareness are keys to the growth and development of any sport in the SAR,' he added. 'The roadshow aims to raise awareness of inline skating, climbing and skateboarding, and we provide information on how and where the students can get more involved outside of school.' The free-of-charge roadshow is being made possible thanks, in part, to the generous support of a skate brand. Salomon provided brand new inline hockey skates and essential safety equipment like knee and elbow pads. 'I'm really pleased that Doug approached me to make this possible,' said principal Mr Yau, who has run the school since it opened 20 years ago. 'We encourage diversified learning - it enriches our students lives, and opens their minds to new ideas and activities,'' said the head of the 1,160-student school. 'This is what education is all about, and this kind of lesson is an important part of schooling,' he added. 'Learning happens everywhere.'