After some heavy rains and strong winds earlier in the week, Melbourne turned on a perfect Autumn day for the annual Cross Country Carnival last Friday. We praise God for the perfect day and gorgeous surrounds as students strapped on their running gear ready for their individual events.
With Secondary student helpers and staff in place as safety marshals, it was time to get each of the races underway. The 5 and 6 year-old students kicked off to screams of encouragement and delight as they came streaming across the finish line. ‘House bias’ was pushed aside to encourage and congratulate friends and classmates as they completed the course. It was great to see so many parents and family members cheering and supporting from the sidelines as well.
Congratulations to everyone for completing the course, from 600m for the juniors up to 3km for upper primary students. First, second and third place finishers all received medals and points were tallied for all competitors as they crossed the finish line. Running long distances is not everyone’s idea of ‘fun’ but it was pleasing to see everyone participating and giving it their best effort.
After adding up all the points across all age groups, the final scores were:
- In 4th place: Jackson with 95 points…
- In 3rd place: Elliott with 104 points…
- In 2nd place: Court with 108 Points…
- And in 1st place: Landy with 160 points!
All top three competitors from each age group and gender will have the opportunity to represent Heritage College at the Adventist Schools Victoria (ASV) inter-school event on Wednesday, 8th May. The 9-12 year olds will also represent the college at the School Sports Victoria (SSV) Cranbourne North District event this Friday, 10th May.
We wish all students the very best as they push themselves to their physical limits in these upcoming events.
– Mr. Roger Sevenhuysen, Deputy Principal – Primary