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Baton Relay Celebrations

  • June 21, 2018

Baton Relay Celebrations

This week we celebrated the fantastic running done by all Primary children in the Baton Relay Around Australia. Students were delighted to receive a small reward for their efforts and winning classes were celebrated too.

Students ran for 10 minutes, four days each week for six weeks and accumulated laps for their class and personal tallies. These were converted into kilometres and their progress was tracked on a huge map of Australia. The race was on to get around Australia first.

This year’s race was particularly close between the Year 3 classes and Year 6 classes. The rain did hamper the running for a couple of weeks but classes managed to squeeze as many runs in as possible.

After the six weeks, 3W were declared the winning class! Every member of this class just kept on running and finished just a few laps in front of second placegetters, 3M.

The Junior Competition was won by Prep White who had a class full of keen runners and many others who just kept chugging along. The preps raced around their playground area and enjoyed getting out and challenging themselves to run more laps than the week before.

These classes won a day out at some fun venues and maybe a trip to the beach with Mrs Stott or Mr Bennett in Term 4 when the weather is warmer.

The girl and boy in each class who ran the most laps were also presented a certificate and prize. These students just powered around the oval every day and got themselves really fit for the GCC Cross Country. Many of them also went on to represent GCC at the District Cross Country Competition.

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were also presented to the highest laps run by Girls and Boys in the Junior and Upper Primary Schools. Lily Breen and Cooper Stevens ran the highest number of laps with Lily running 135 laps and Cooper running 128. That equates to Lily running 45 kilometres over the five weeks of running which was a great effort. Ella McKenzie and Bailey James were the Champion Prep – Year 2 runners with 80 and 87 laps respectively.

Everyone put in a fantastic effort for their classes and got fitter along the way also. Of course the fresh air and exercise refreshed the brains and the students were much more effective with their school work after running!! Well done everyone.

Prep to Year 2 lapathon winners:

PGQuinn Dunford

Jack Usher

116   70Ella McKenzie133   80
PMRocky Demerutis122   74Anika Taylor119   72
PWJoel Morris144   86Elannah Spiteri109   66
Red – converted to 300m lap – Prep lap 170m
1GBailey James87Estelle Collins78
1MKai Campbell81Indi Marshall54
1WConnor Bound56Kannika Clamp47
2GOscar Ramsay82Emma Slater

Eadie Townsend

2MThomas Jones73Georgie Cobb66
2WAyden Shaw

Jack Ives

72Chloe Jarvis60

Winning Junior Class – Prep W    7125 km

Prep – 2 Overall Individual Winners

Most Individual Laps

Ella McKenziePG80Bailey James1G87
Estelle Collins1G78Joel MorrisPW86
Anika TaylorPM72Oscar Ramsay2G82

Year 3 to 6 lapathon winners:

3GCooper Stevens128Bella Campbell103
3MMicah Constant123Lily Short119
3WLachlan Broderick105Sophie Sharma87
4GCooper Rana81Jasmine Hazelden72
4MHayden Cullen110Bridget Mackie80
4WBen Ramke87Breeanna Aldridge67
5GJordan Dalleau93Chloe Turnbull75
5MUyapo Kombanie52Hayley Sutherland-Small40
5WNoah Cobb101Mikayla Blinston82
6GJake O’Grady Schroter119Brooke Gledhill112
6MMatthew Fielding122Lily Breen135
6WJoshua Balfour

Jared Moss

79Keira Lerch75

Winning Year 3 – 6 Class – 3G        10285 km       2475 Laps

Year 3 – 6 Overall Individual Winners

Most Individual Laps

Lily Breen6M135Cooper Stevens3G128
Lily Short3M119Micah Constant3M123
Brooke Gledhill6G112Matthew Fielding6M122

GCC Families can see all the photos on Pixevety.

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