Games no challenge
SIX Mossman High School students represented the Douglas community when they competed against 700 students in the 2011 North Queensland Challenge Games in Townsville last week.
The competition, which is for students with disabilities, was a two-day event, including a social disco and a chance for year 8 student Kloee Rivell, 12, to have some fun with her classmates.
“It was pretty good, just having fun and making new friends,” Kloee said.
Kloee competed above her age range and came first in long jump and second in both the 200 metres and 60metres races and kicked six out of the seven goals scored in a soccer match.
“Running is my favourite, I really like running,” Kloee said.
Students-with-disabilitiesteacher Gay Flynn is very proud of all the students who attended the Challenge Games.
“They were all magnificent ambassadors for Mossman High School and the Mossman community,” Gay said.
“It was great seeing all the students have a go and seeing them make friends and having fun,” she said.
Despite having their van break down during the event, the Mossman high students enjoyed every moment of Challenge Games.
“They got to see other students with disabilities - because we are a small community it is good to get away and see how others deal with their disabilities,” Gay said.
Everyone competed in all events and Sophie Stalker came first in long jump and in Frisbee, second in 100metres and third in 200metres, while Kate Gard came second in long jump, and Megan Heart came first in long jump and second in 200metres and in 100metres.
Mitchell brown came first in 100metres and in 200metres, second in the 60metres, and third in shot-put and in long jump, while Dylan Wilde came first in the 60metres, 100metres and 200metres and third in shotput.
the Mossman State High School contingent