New gear boosts Two Mile sports

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

TWO Mile State School stu­dents have taken to ath­let­ics with re­newed vigour af­ter re­ceiv­ing their or­der from the re­cent Coles Sports for Schools pro­mo­tion.

A school spokes­woman said: “thanks to the amaz­ing gen­eros­ity of the lo­cal com­mu­nity, we were able to send in al­most five times as many vouch­ers than we nor­mally do and so we re­ceived a large or­der of sport­ing goods for our stu­dents”.

The spokes­woman said Two Mile’s big­gest item was a ju­nior ath­let­ics kit, to al­low younger stu­dents to learn the ba­sics of ath­let­ics.

“This in­cludes soft ver­sions of javelin, dis­cus and high jump and more, all de­signed to re­duce risk of in­jury while in­creas­ing con­fi­dence,” she said.

“We also ob­tained sev­eral soft vol­ley­balls, to help with eye hand co-or­di­na­tion, again while re­duc­ing risk of be­ing hurt from the harder, larger vol­ley­balls.

“To fin­ish, we also got a cou­ple of games – co-op­er­a­tion and team build­ing games and elas­tics, that age old game we en­joyed when we were at school.

“The stu­dents will have lots of fun with th­ese and would thank the mem­bers of our com­mu­nity for all the help they gave us in ob­tain­ing th­ese fab­u­lous sports items.”

Photo: Con­tributed

GRATE­FUL YOUNG­STERS: Two Mile State School stu­dents with some of their new sports equip­ment.

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