Today I had the great pleasure and honour to officially open the first ever Swimming Carnival at Newstead Heights College. The carnival was held at the School pool (which is a lovely pool!) and included a a range of fun events and races and some fantastic half time entertainment.
The opportunity to participate in school sports programs is important for students with benefits such as improved self esteem and self worth and better health. It was fantastic to the students having an opportunity to participate in their very own school swimming carnival for the first time. There were some close races and everyone who had a go should be very proud of their efforts.
The most impressive part of the day was the fact that the carnival was planned by Dana, one of the students. Dana put a lot of work into the carnival and it all went really well. Thank you also to the supporters in the water, the teachers and family members and friends who came along and cheered the students on.