This week we celebrated the fantastic running done by all Primary children in the Baton Relay Around Australia. Students were delighted to receive a small reward for their efforts and winning classes were celebrated too.
Students ran for 10 minutes, four days each week for six weeks and accumulated laps for their class and personal tallies. These were converted into kilometres and their progress was tracked on a huge map of Australia. The race was on to get around Australia first.
This year’s race was particularly close between the Year 3 classes and Year 6 classes. The rain did hamper the running for a couple of weeks but classes managed to squeeze as many runs in as possible.
After the six weeks, 3W were declared the winning class! Every member of this class just kept on running and finished just a few laps in front of second placegetters, 3M.
The Junior Competition was won by Prep White who had a class full of keen runners and many others who just kept chugging along. The preps raced around their playground area and enjoyed getting out and challenging themselves to run more laps than the week before.
These classes won a day out at some fun venues and maybe a trip to the beach with Mrs Stott or Mr Bennett in Term 4 when the weather is warmer.
The girl and boy in each class who ran the most laps were also presented a certificate and prize. These students just powered around the oval every day and got themselves really fit for the GCC Cross Country. Many of them also went on to represent GCC at the District Cross Country Competition.
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were also presented to the highest laps run by Girls and Boys in the Junior and Upper Primary Schools. Lily Breen and Cooper Stevens ran the highest number of laps with Lily running 135 laps and Cooper running 128. That equates to Lily running 45 kilometres over the five weeks of running which was a great effort. Ella McKenzie and Bailey James were the Champion Prep – Year 2 runners with 80 and 87 laps respectively.
Everyone put in a fantastic effort for their classes and got fitter along the way also. Of course the fresh air and exercise refreshed the brains and the students were much more effective with their school work after running!! Well done everyone.
Prep to Year 2 lapathon winners:
|116 70||Ella McKenzie||133 80|
|PM||Rocky Demerutis||122 74||Anika Taylor||119 72|
|PW||Joel Morris||144 86||Elannah Spiteri||109 66|
|Red – converted to 300m lap – Prep lap 170m|
|1G||Bailey James||87||Estelle Collins||78|
|1M||Kai Campbell||81||Indi Marshall||54|
|1W||Connor Bound||56||Kannika Clamp||47|
|2G||Oscar Ramsay||82||Emma Slater
|2M||Thomas Jones||73||Georgie Cobb||66|
Winning Junior Class – Prep W 7125 km
Prep – 2 Overall Individual Winners
Most Individual Laps
|Ella McKenzie||PG||80||Bailey James||1G||87|
|Estelle Collins||1G||78||Joel Morris||PW||86|
|Anika Taylor||PM||72||Oscar Ramsay||2G||82|
Year 3 to 6 lapathon winners:
|3G||Cooper Stevens||128||Bella Campbell||103|
|3M||Micah Constant||123||Lily Short||119|
|3W||Lachlan Broderick||105||Sophie Sharma||87|
|4G||Cooper Rana||81||Jasmine Hazelden||72|
|4M||Hayden Cullen||110||Bridget Mackie||80|
|4W||Ben Ramke||87||Breeanna Aldridge||67|
|5G||Jordan Dalleau||93||Chloe Turnbull||75|
|5M||Uyapo Kombanie||52||Hayley Sutherland-Small||40|
|5W||Noah Cobb||101||Mikayla Blinston||82|
|6G||Jake O’Grady Schroter||119||Brooke Gledhill||112|
|6M||Matthew Fielding||122||Lily Breen||135|
Winning Year 3 – 6 Class – 3G 10285 km 2475 Laps
Year 3 – 6 Overall Individual Winners
Most Individual Laps
|Lily Breen||6M||135||Cooper Stevens||3G||128|
|Lily Short||3M||119||Micah Constant||3M||123|
|Brooke Gledhill||6G||112||Matthew Fielding||6M||122|