On Friday the 28th of May, we held our school Cross Country. It was a lovely day for running, not too hot and not too cold. Starting at 11am, the crowds gathered to cheer the children on.
The year 7 & 8 students from Kārearea ran first, with big smiles and lots of gusto. The first place getters were clearly planning on how to be tied for first as they ran.
Next up for their run was Piwakawaka. The Piwakawaka children were all very eager and determined to run their very best.
Once Piwakawaka were finished, it was time for the year 5 & 6 Kārearea students to line up. They ran really well and were very resilient, even finding energy to give a wave as they went by.
Next up was Tūī class. Again, so much resilience and perseverance shown by the Tūī children! They were all determined to give the cross country their very best efforts.
Last up for their run was Kiwi class. They had waited very patiently for their turn to run, cheering on their friends and siblings with words of encouragement and support, and now it was finally their turn. They certainly ran their very best!
Once the running was done, everyone enjoyed a chance to have a sausage, drink and a bit of baking while they relaxed. It was a lovely day for all and all the children should be very proud of how well they ran.
A big thank you to Paul Howell for taking these wonderful photos on the day.