The Roto Athletics Day on Nov 18th was another successful and enjoyable day. The whole school participated in 5 Field events; discuss, shot putt, vortex throw (replaces javelin) long jump and high jump. After 5 weeks of practicing the techniques, the children were able to put their work to the test.
Following a quick lunch break we had our running races. Every age group had 2 track events and then there were the Cup Races - our glamour events. Any child over the age of 8 can compete in a Cup race (100m and 200m for the girls and 100m and 400m for the boys). The winners of each race win the historic Roto-o-Rangi Athletic Cups.
Congratulations to this year's winners:
100m Girls Champion - Maya Early
200m Girls Champion - Maya Early
100m Boys Champion - Shaun Baker
400m Boys Champion - Shaun Baker
Everyone supported each other throughout the day and showed great sportsmanship, even though they were still trying to win. It is awesome to see those school values coming out when we are in a competitive environment.
Thanks to all the parents who came down to support their children, and for helping run some of the events.