IT WAS another week of fun and fitness for the students of Katherine last week, with Clyde Fenton Primary School and Katherine South Primary School both hosting their school sports days, while St Joseph’s Catholic College kids worked up a sweat raising money in their annual Adidas Fun Run.
It was a hot, bright day for the two school athletics carnivals on Friday, and Katherine South principal Daniel Murtas said he was thrilled to see so many parents come out to support their children.
“There have been heaps of families, it’s just been packed,” he said.
Clyde Fenton’s day was equally energetic, and principal Sandy Cartwright said it was a thrill to have some enthusiastic pre-school students affiliated with CF come in from the communities, chaperoned by teacher Robin Cant. The pint-sized kids got to have a little race on the day, and be cheered on by their families and the older competitors.
Ten-year-old Clyde Fenton grade five student Ayesha Kay said she loved school sports days.
“It’s a day where you get to run around and do sports, and you get to try your best.”
Also last Friday, St Joseph’s students from transition to middle school got up bright and early to take part in a fun run to raise money for new play equipment in the primary school, and a new fitness circuit for middle school.
Kids armed with hats and water bottles had the option of walking one 1.8km circuit around the school or running two 1.8km circuits.
Year-9 student Samuel Laird-Barrington, who came in first of the runners said the morning was a great start to the day.