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.