We have had lots of rain recently but last Friday the sporting gods sent down a glorious summer’s day for Coolum Primary School’s senior athletics carnival.
Though it was a bit wet underfoot, the students revelled in the sunshine and enjoyed a memorable day.
There were war cries, cheer leading and many bright and colorful outfits. The teachers joined in the colour of the day as well, especially the four female Year 7 teachers dressed in their Jo Nix-designed costumes.
Outstanding athletic performances on the day were recorded by Gemma Hauck and Tom Yarwood in the under-10 age division; Amy Walters, Jordan Atkins and Brody Riseborough (under-11); Angelie Pasher and Shannon John-Hore (under-12); and Maddi Carr and Kalem Hine (under-13).
The long jump events are still to be determined but the points tally so far has Cooloola in front on 250 points followed by Peregian (241), Ninderry (216) and Marutchi (170).
Principal Pat Cavanagh said the students were to be congratulated “on their participation rates and their great sportsmanship throughout the day”.
Mr Cavanagh also thanked the teachers “who put a great effort in organising the carnival every year” and paid special tribute to PE teacher Peter Teagle for his work behind the scenes.