Make a splash
WHITSUNDAY Christian College held its annual swimming carnival last week and the students dived straight in.
Principal Nathan McDonald said the day was a success for all students, parents and teachers involved.
“We loved it, it’s a great opportunity for the students to compete and earn points for their house and also be involved in novelty races,” he said.
Mr McDonald said swimming carnivals were a great way to let students show their individual talents.
“Not all students are able to do well with their mathematics or English but some students are great swimmers so it really gives them an opportunity to shine in the pool,” he said.
Physical activity is an important factor for Mr McDonald and he said swimming was a great sport in which to be involved.
“We like to develop students as a whole person and physical activity is certainly a part of that,” he said.
“Obviously any chance you get to encourage students in physical activity is really important and we like to take those opportunities.”
Mr McDonald said all the students put in a huge level of effort and both teams gained a massive number of points for their house.
End of the day results revealed Eagles house finished on 770 points and Lions finished on 846 points.
Whitsunday Christian College holds swimming carnivals each year for both primary and secondary students.
FUN: Daina Brown and Grace Booker enjoying a day of fun at the Whitsunday Christian College swimming carnival last Friday.