Strength in unity
Great fun had by all at combined swimming sports
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.