AGE CHAMPIONS: Tiffany Driver, Kaleb Shepherd, Miriam Shepherd, Dayne Dakin Mimi, Tristen Bayntun, Ainsley Bayntun and Olivia Evans.
AGE CHAMPIONS: Tiffany Driver, Kaleb Shepherd, Miriam Shepherd, Dayne Dakin Mimi, Tristen Bayntun, Ainsley Bayntun and Olivia Evans. Contributed

Keeping school kids active at carnival

GAYNDAH held its district athletics carnival in unseasonably warm weather this past Thursday at the Gayndah Sports Ground.

But despite the heat it was a successful day, with great participation from students, parents and teachers.

Students took part in a range of events including 60m, 80m and 100m sprints, long-distance running including the 200m and 800m races, as well as shot put, long jump and discus. Gayndah State School teacher and sports co-ordinator Leah Trott was on hand for the carnival and was pleased with the result.

"The day was a great success," Mrs Trott said

"Beautiful weather, great sportsmanship and lots of parents and supporters there on the day."

In preparation for a coming pentathlon selection, students were also offered the opportunity to compete in events that will be included in the pentathlon. Not wanting any children left out, the local kindy kids were also invited to take part in a fun run.

Gayndah State School, St Joseph's and the Burnett State College were all represented at this year's carnival and the event was held as a selection process for competitors to take part in the North Burnett Athletics Carnival.

The North Burnett Athletics Carnival is scheduled to take place on August 14 and all three schools will once again be represented.


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