Make a splash

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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