Sport’s Day with a difference

Kookaburra’s house captains thrilled with their win.

Sunshine Beach State School has recognised the achievements of their athletics champions despite restrictions on sporting event.

This year, events took on a different format due to the current health situation and subsequent protocols.

Three smaller carnival sessions were scheduled and for the first time in the school’s history, spectators were unable to attend.

Athletics carnival events were keenly contested with Kookaburras house winning two of the three carnivals.

Congratulations also to Seagulls for winning the year 3, 4 session. Age championships were keenly contested in the 10-12 years age groups over high jump, shot, long jump and running events.

After the sprint carnival six students were presented with age champion medallions – Indi, Ishaka, Louis, Aalia, Nina and Thomas.

Sunshine Beach athletics carnivals are a culmination of a program which involves students taking part in HPE lessons focusing on athletics events where skills are practiced and efforts recorded with students striving to beat their personal bests. Further practice is offered at lunchtimes for any students keen to enhance their efforts.

Sunshine Beach State School HPE teacher Cam Porter said, “In addition to providing an opportunity for students to excel school athletics carnivals are an opportunity for schools to highlight the importance of physical activity and in particular the correlation between physical activity and academic achievement.“

“All students need to be congratulated for their fantastic effort.“

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