The unrelenting rain and sloshy fields made for the perfect setup for Blockhouse Bay Primary’s annual Junior Cross-Country Run.
The children, aged from five to seven, had challenged themselves to cover a long distance around the school grounds and had regular practices to build up their stamina. On the day the weather was rainy and cold, but the children and onlooking families were undaunted – after all cross-country is all about running in the winter and in all conditions! The senior students guided the youngest participants around the course and gave them lots of encouragement to keep going.
Year 2 children wrote poems to celebrate their participation and effort.
The Big Race by Justin Kommunuri
Huffing and puffing in a big big race,
I’ll have lots of power
I’ll use all my pace.
Although it’s so sloshy and slippery too
I will not fall down
‘Cos I’ve got grip shoes.