A FRESHLY upgraded Woolomin Recreational Ground played host to an infants’ sports day last Thursday, for the smaller schools in the region.
More than 90 students, ranging from kindergarten to Year 2, were involved in the day, which was aimed at developing team sport skills and individual gross motor skills.
Organiser and Woolomin Public principal Theressa Miles said there were some very tired kids and teachers that afternoon but the day was a great success.
“All of the kids had a fantastic time and it is a wonderful occasion and opportunity for children in our small schools to develop social skills and friendships,” Ms Miles said.
The kids from Woolomin, Bendemeer, Tintinhull, Dungowan, and Nundle played a range of sports and activities with the emphasis being on participation. The students had the usual age races over 50m, 100m and relays, as well as games of soccer, hockey, and a version of T-ball called slam. There were also novelty events such as egg-and-spoon races, sack races, and games of duck duck goose, and stuck in the mud to keep the kids entertained and moving about all day.
“The upgraded ground gives us a lot more space and we look forward to hosting the event every year,” Ms Miles said.