Keeping fun in athletics
Carnival brings together school children
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.
PURE ENJOYMENT: Hugh Funnell was all smiles.
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.