Athletics Day was on the 11 of November 2016. This gave the house teams a chance to prepare and get into the competitive spirit. Before the athletics day had come, each classes had time to prepare for each event, classes would take time to get ready for what was to come. Each and everyday, teams throughout the school would take their turn to go practise. There were trials for the children to get into the top 16, that top 16 would compete on the day. The kids who did not make it into the top 16 would be put into a development section, where they got to work on that event while the others competed. Everyone who participated in the events had to come to school dressed up in their house colours. Throughout the day, many people had arrived in their fun costumes and colourful clothing! The colours red, green, yellow and blue filled up the buses, stadium and the whole park in general. The field events these teams would compete in were shot put, discus, long jump and high jump. The track events were the 1500m run, 200m sprint, the 100m sprint and the 60m/80m sprint for the young ones. At the end of the day, there was also a relay for the house teams to compete in. If you were to get a top 3 placing, you would get a ribbon with your placing. As soon as the school arrived at the park, the events had started!
That day, students started to arrive in their colourful clothing and bright gear. All the teams were called in to get to where they needed to be with her age group coordinator. Once the roll was done, everybody headed out into the courtyard where the teams would start loading the bus. It had taken the school about 40 minutes to arrive to their destination. Once everyone had arrived, the students walked to the gazebos or area they were assigned to. After everyone had settled in, the events began. Event after event, after event, after event! Many records had been broken and many ribbons had been won! As the day started coming to an end, it was time for the relay, the most exciting event! Each teams had picked
Photos taken by Mrs Fothergill
put 8 people for this relay, four girls and four boys. The boys relay ran the exact were run right next to each other. Once the gun fired, off the runners went! As the runners came in and passed the battens to each other, the order of the winning teams came in as following; Rimu girls and boys, Totara girls and boys, Kowhai girls and boys and last but not least, Kauri boys and girls. It was an awesome day!
One of the standout athletes from that day was Hayley Cooper. She had won a total of 6 ribbons. She had gained the ribbons from the following events; high jump, long jump, discus, 1500m run, the 100m sprint and the relay.
Among many of the athletes, Mitchell Court was one of the outstanding athletes. Mitchell gained many placings within many of the events. Mitchell had gained ribbons from some of the following events; high jump, the 100m sprint and of course, many other events. It was awesome!
Johanri Fourie was one of the bunch of standout athletes participating on the day. Jonari had an array of ribbons ranging from 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The events that she had gained ribbons from worked as followed; discus, long jump, high jump and many more.
Another one of the standout athletes was Avansh Kumar. Avansh had gained many ribbons throughout the day, he had gained a total of 6 ribbons. Some of the events he had gained a ribbon from was; the 15oom run, long jump and many more of course.
Lelani had gained many ribbons throughout the day. She had gained ribbons and placings in almost every single event. Some of those events were; high jump, shot put, the 100m sprint and many others as well.
Andre Veitch was among the many people who had broken a record. Andre had broken the record for the 12 Yr Old Boys discuss. The old record was 22.57m and Andres record is now 29.47m.
It was a great day for these athletes!
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Athletics Day Report!
Reremoana School Athletics Day 2016.
On your mark, get set, GO!
Friday, 11 November, 2016