Keeping fun in ath­let­ics

Car­ni­val brings to­gether school chil­dren

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

GAYN­DAH State Pri­mary School and St Joseph’s Pri­mary School com­bined for this year’s ath­let­ics car­ni­val in Gayn­dah, with all the kids hav­ing a great day.

Abi­gail Driver, of St Joseph’s Pri­mary School, has just re­turned from the Wide Bay cross coun­try where she came first and con­tin­ued her good form.

Driver won a to­tal of four rib­bons – three firsts and a third.

“I got first in the 800 me­tres, the 200ms and the 100m,” she said. “And I got third in the long jump.”

Driver said it was fun when the schools gath­ered to­gether for the ath­let­ics day.

“I like be­ing able to race peo­ple who are as fast as me or faster than me,” she said.

“It feels good when you can win against them.”

She said run­ning was her favourite of all the events and it showed, with her three first-place run­ning rib­bons.

Gayn­dah State School stu­dent Hugh Fun­nell also said be­ing able to com­pete against the other school was fun.

“I re­ally en­joy that part and we get to show sports­man­ship and to test our­selves against other kids,” Fun­nell said.

“Be­ing able to com­pete is prob­a­bly my favourite part.”

Fun­nell does some ath­let­ics in his own time with friends.

“That prob­a­bly helps me out a bit to­day,” he said.

“This is my fourth year do­ing ath­let­ics and it is so much fun.”

St Joseph’s stu­dent James Robert­son echoed the words of the other stu­dents and said meet­ing other stu­dents and com­pet­ing against them was fun.

“I re­ally en­joy be­ing able to par­tic­i­pate,” Robert­son said.

“Dis­cus and long jump are prob­a­bly my favourites and I am good at them too.”

All three stu­dents agreed they looked for­ward to what next year might bring.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

PURE EN­JOY­MENT: Hugh Fun­nell was all smiles.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

ALL SMILES: Rosie Halt, Shelby Rowles, Ca­dence Web­ster, El­iz­a­beth Roth and Abi­gail Driver had a great day.

RACE: Trader Ah­ern, Levi Bryant and Tris­tan Bayn­tun.

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