Year 7 & 8 Athletics Carnival
The Year 7 and 8 Athletics Carnival was held on Tuesday the 9th of August at Aberfeldie Athletics Track. Despite the wind it was a beautiful day with the sun coming out to greet us after lunchtime. The students were full of enthusiasm and it was a wonderful opportunity for them to get out and experience firsthand what an Athletics Carnival was all about.
Although Athletics is mainly an individual event, there was a great team feeling on the day. The carnival has a long tradition where the students have the opportunity to earn points for their team (Argyll, Burnet, Chisholm, Dunlop and Stirling). Each competitor received points for the events they participated in and further points were awarded to place getters.
Throughout the day students participated in a variety of track and field events, including the 100m, 1500m, Long Jump and Discus. Using the results from the heats, we held a 100m final for each age group which was one of the highlights of the day, with all students watching and applauding their team mates on. The entire day ran smoothly and it was great to see the students participate to the best of their abilities and achieve superb results, including some personal bests. The carnival concluded with the 4×100m relay which was really exciting to watch with students running at a lightning fast pace!
A big congratulations to all students involved and for those who placed and were awarded with ribbons. Another big congratulations to Chisholm on winning the Athletics Cup for the second year running, marvellous effort!!
Thank you to all of the Coaching and Fitness students for their help with the running of the day and for ensuring all teachers had a nice warm drink and a morning tea snack. Thank you to our photographer on the day, Steven McDonald. Lastly, a special thank you to all teachers who attended the day and allowed for it to run so smoothly!
Inter-School Sport Coordinator