GALLERY: Towamba kids go cross country

Towamba Public School held its annual cross country carnival on Friday, with eight different families pitching in to help staff create a memorable day for the students.

Each of the school’s 26 students were involved, with those who were unable to run assisting to run the event.

Relieving school principal Louise Hopson said the children were well prepared for the day after weeks of practice.

“We started their training last term, and they’ve been running around the school for 20 minutes each day as part of the daily fitness program,” she said.

“It’s something they definitely look forward to, and it was a mammoth effort from the kids.

“We’d also like to thank all of the families who volunteered.”

The students were split into three age groups for the run, with each group running a different distance course.

They ran 1.8km, 2.2km, and 3km respectively, dependent on their age, while Kindy Start program children had a short run as part of only their second ever day at school.

The results from the 2014 Towamba Public School cross country carnival are as follows:

5-7 Years Boys

1st – Ted Faichney

2nd – Oliver How

5-7 Years Girls

1st – Jasmin Cooper

2nd – Alexis Sophios-George

3rd – Rainy Mehl

8-10 Years Boys

1st – Hayden Walker

2nd – Ty Bossink

3rd – Ezekiel Cooper

8-10 Years Girls

1st – Uluka Richardson

2nd – Louise Faichney

3rd – Grace Burns

11-13 Years Boys

1st – Drew Walker

2nd – Lachlan Wilson

3rd – Saxon Wilson

11-13 Years Girls

1st – Mabel Ashburn

2nd – Alicia Matthews

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