Meet Libby Murphy. You could say the 12-year-old student is a living example of the age-old adage a healthy body makes a healthy mind.
A school age-group high jump champion at ACG Strathallan near Karaka in south Auckland, she also plays netball, tennis, represents the school at swimming and was last year named Strathallan’s junior allrounder of the year.
Libby also sings – taking lessons at school – and is preparing to play the lead role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, her school’s musical to be staged in June.
Not that all of this activity gets in the way of her work in the classroom, where she scores marks in the 70 to 90 per cent range and has special interest in maths and history.