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Games’ spirit enjoyed

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March 30, 2018

Year 1 student Oliver Cooper, Ryder Warner, Year 6 and Foundation student Sean Chua, were supporting Jamaica.

Year 1 student Natasha Damianopoulos enjoys the sack races.

Year 5 students Bree Scouller and Maddy Rodda.

Year 2 student Ruby Kiker enjoys one of the activities on offer throughout the day.

Nate Malcolm was the winner of the Year 1 baton,

Teamwork and community spirit was on show at Grahamvale Primary School on Wednesday when students participated in a Commonwealth Games Day.

Students competed in a number of events throughout the day to earn medals for their allocated countries, with the winners announced at a closing ceremony.

Grahamvale Primary School principal Simone Higgins said the whole school community was involved, with each student dressed in their country’s colours to take part in a number of team-building activities.

‘‘We had an opening ceremony where the students paraded with their countries’ flags, and the national anthems were played in the background,’’ she said.

‘‘The day is really about getting the whole school community involved and working together.’’

Students enjoyed a number of activities including sack races, egg-and-spoon relays and a swimming event Grahamvale-style, which involved competitors dressing in swimming attire and racing against each other.

Ms Higgins said the day was a huge success, with students, teachers and parents all enjoying the festivities.

‘‘It has been a large piece of work to pull it together but it is really worthwhile and the kids love it.

‘‘Teamwork, respect and personal best is really on display today and that is what the whole Commonwealth Games are about.’’

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