Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sports Carnival Day!

It was Sports Carnival day and night last Thursday. Its done a bit differently up here. Its school as normal and then a quick toilet break and the students assemble in their faction groups and march across the road to the local oval for events that wrap up at 8pm. So a 12 hour school day! But they make up for that by having Friday off. What a stunning backdrop to the evening the scenery was.

Matilda's classmates started the events. Have you ever seen such concentration for the egg and spoon race?

Friendly participation and just trying your best was the aim of the preprimary kids!

Grace did her best kangaroo impersonation with the sack race.

But the best moment of the day was watching Grace come third in her running race! Third!!!!! Our kids are unlikely to become sports stars with me as their mother, so I am more than proud and happy with a third for running!


  1. Yes, I was thinking the same thing about her concentration :) . Nice photos, Helen :) . Dip.

  2. Go Grace!! Third!! Woot!!
    We have our sports carnival here on Wednesday, if the rain stops, the oval is soggy as.

  3. It looks a great sports carnival and I enjoyed the photos of Grace and Milly participating. Good photography Helen. Love to all, GAC.

  4. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.

    GAC, a big thank you to you! You comment on each post, its great! The girls love it. Thank you. x