Strength in unity

Great fun had by all at com­bined swim­ming sports

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS / PEOPLE - By WENDY HUNT

MER­RI­JIG and Jamieson pri­mary schools com­bined for their swim­ming car­ni­val last week.

There were fun ac­tiv­i­ties for the lit­tlest chil­dren and se­ri­ous races for their big­ger school­mates, rang­ing from 25 me­tre races to 50 me­tres.

Prin­ci­pal of Jamieson Pri­mary School, Genevieve Bol­well, said the chil­dren have shown great im­prove­ment, due to their prac­tices be­fore the car­ni­val.

“The chil­dren have been im­prov­ing their swim­ming with ses­sions at Mans­field pool, The Farm­house pool and the Jamieson Car­a­van Park pool over t he l ast month,” Ms Bol­well said.

“Their hard work is cer­tainly on dis­play to­day.”

All Mer­ri­jig teach­ers are AusSwim qual­i­fied and the chil­dren have also been work­ing with Lisa Vaivars.

“We will be com­bin­ing again to take on the Mans­field t eams at t he ath­let­ics car­ni­val,” Ms Bol­well said.

“It just shows that there is strength in num­bers.”

Par­ents, friends and stu­dents all had a great time.

PHO­TOS: Wendy Hunt and Rhyll McCor­mack

BOY BLUE: Prep stu­dent Jasper Bergmuller from Mer­ri­jig was thrilled with his first place.

GET­TING HER BEAR­INGS: Mon­tana Hem­ming has the wall in sight at the end of her race.

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