Schools put in effort for tilt at glory
Pilbara public high school students brought their A games to Perth for major School Sports WA event Country Week.
Sixty-six students from Karratha Senior High School attended last week’s tournament with teams in men’s football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, netball and mixed soccer.
Deputy principal Scott Cumming said it was one of the school’s biggest contingents in recent years as well as one of the largest in the North West.
“It’s a great experience for (students) because they get to go down to Perth,” he said.
“There’s over 2000 students from across the State, from all different country senior high schools and district high schools. So they go down to compete and to represent our school and do the best that they can.”
Mr Cumming said the competition had taken a lot of commitment from students and coaches who had been training since the beginning of the year, but they liked their chances.
Tom Price Senior High School also had 34 students attend Country Week representing the school in women’s netball, men’s basketball, men’s volleyball and mixed touch football.