Shepparton News

OLYMPIC FUN RETURNS

GUTHRIE STREET STUDENTS PUT THEIR SKILLS TO THE TEST ON SCHOOL’S OLYMPIC DAY

- By Isabelle Harris

Guthrie Street Primary School’s Olympic Day celebratio­ns have been able to go ahead at last.

The Shepparton school’s event was previously cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictio­ns, which forced students into online learning temporaril­y.

The all-day celebratio­n involved relay races and making gold medals and flags, as well as students and stuffed toy mascots dressing up.

Students loudly cheered on their peers as they competed in races and worked together on craft projects.

Teacher Suzy Turton said that while learning about the Olympics online had worked, the fun day was ‘‘a day of enjoyment’’ and socialisat­ion for students.

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 ??  ?? Having a good go: Year 4 student Zahlee Humphrey competing in one of the day’s many events. ‘‘I liked making the paper aeroplanes,’’ she said.
Having a good go: Year 4 student Zahlee Humphrey competing in one of the day’s many events. ‘‘I liked making the paper aeroplanes,’’ she said.
 ??  ?? In full flight: Year 4 student Tierre Morrison gets to wear his costume and compete at last.
In full flight: Year 4 student Tierre Morrison gets to wear his costume and compete at last.
 ??  ?? Good to be active: Year 1 student Ruby Clarke, of team Australia, happily joins in the day’s art and craft activities.
Good to be active: Year 1 student Ruby Clarke, of team Australia, happily joins in the day’s art and craft activities.
 ??  ?? High achiever: Hudson Valentin, Year 3, with his gold medal and mascot taking part in the day’s craft activities.
High achiever: Hudson Valentin, Year 3, with his gold medal and mascot taking part in the day’s craft activities.
 ?? Pictures: Rodney Braithwait­e ?? Balancing act: Year 5 student Ellie Robertson competes in the egg-and-spoon race.
Pictures: Rodney Braithwait­e Balancing act: Year 5 student Ellie Robertson competes in the egg-and-spoon race.
 ??  ?? Teamwork: Foundation student Ryder Woolstencr­oft gives it his all for his team.
Teamwork: Foundation student Ryder Woolstencr­oft gives it his all for his team.
 ??  ?? Proud: Jake Davis, Year 4, celebratin­g his team’s achievemen­ts in the egg-and-spoon race.
Proud: Jake Davis, Year 4, celebratin­g his team’s achievemen­ts in the egg-and-spoon race.
 ??  ?? Representi­ng Australia: Year 6 student Jharhyss Scott flying the flag as part of team Australia.
Representi­ng Australia: Year 6 student Jharhyss Scott flying the flag as part of team Australia.
 ??  ?? Steady on: Foundation student Heath Lancaster in the classic eggand-spoon race.
Steady on: Foundation student Heath Lancaster in the classic eggand-spoon race.
 ??  ?? Medallist: Year 1 student Cienna Ladgrove races ahead in the relay race.
Medallist: Year 1 student Cienna Ladgrove races ahead in the relay race.
 ??  ?? Right on: Year 1 student Emily Forte with her laser focus on the race.
Right on: Year 1 student Emily Forte with her laser focus on the race.
 ??  ?? Up and away: Eli Howard aims high in the paper aeroplane competitio­n.
Up and away: Eli Howard aims high in the paper aeroplane competitio­n.

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