Work­ing to­gether

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Tatura Pri­mary School stu­dents en­joyed a day of ac­tiv­ity and team­work with Mooroopna Pri­mary School last week for the Tabloid Sports Car­ni­val af­ter it was washed out last month.

Fo­cus­ing on fun­da­men­tal mo­tor skills stu­dents were placed in mixed age groups to ro­tate be­tween a se­lec­tion of 12 dif­fer­ent games to build team­work, co­op­er­a­tion and lead­er­ship.

Phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Doug Miller said all ac­tiv­i­ties con­tained the hid­den mes­sage of team­work.

‘‘It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for the grade 5 and 6 stu­dents to show their lead­er­ship po­ten­tial with the younger stu­dents,’’ Mr Miller said.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded tug-of-war, cricket, New­comb and life-size puz­zles.

‘‘Work­ing to­gether, the stu­dents have to carry the puz­zle pieces across and then put the puz­zle to­gether as a team,’’ Mr Miller said.

He said the games se­lected demon­strated the ba­sic skills of tra­di­tional sport.

‘‘It’s just a fun way of pre­sent­ing it, the whole con­cept is team­work and if you don’t work to­gether it won’t work,’’ Mr Miller said.

Tak­ing aim: Issy Lenne takes a shot.

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