Spirit high for kids at the muster
STUART Hawker has a surplus of school spirit.
He’s from a property called Westlea, between Cunnamulla and Burke, about an hour from the New South Wales border.
It was a three hour drive to get to and from the Charleville School of Distance Education’s sports muster earlier this month.
It’s no mystery how he won the spirit award.
“Cheering and doing stuff” is how he put it.
It’s simple: he participated. Every single competition he was eligible to enter, he competed in.
Back home there are only two options for sport: “Burke soccer or Cunnamulla footy”.
“We used to do tennis at Burke, but they shut that down,” he said.
So coming to Charleville to participate in a huge sports muster with hundreds of other children was a huge treat.
“It’s only about 10 times a year (the school gets together),” he said.
“It’s pretty special – a chance to see all my friends.” So he made the most of it. “(The thing I did is) try. I really put my back into it,” he said.
WINNER: Stuart Hawker shows off the spoils.