Margaret River Primary School children are in the midst of a heavy training season involving cross country running, with two very important dates occurring in the near future.

Friday September 14th is the date of the school’s annual cross country fun run.

Many students, staff and parents will run from the airport back to the school site along a course of five kilometres, making maximum use of available forest trails.

All school community members are invited to join in.

Once back at school everyone is invited to join in a fun afternoon of games and activities which also feature performances by a number of the school’s bands.

The following Friday September 21st, sees the running of the 2012 Interschool Cross Country Carnival at Gloucester Park with Margaret River Primary being the defending champion.

This annual event sees primary school teams from the Busselton – Margaret River region competing with each other over a series of laid out course around the Gloucester Park area. Races will begin at around 10:00am and spectators are invited to attend.

Margaret River Primary School has been hosting the carnival for many years during which it has traditionally achieved a very high degree of success.

With these things in mind school staff have been busy putting students through “demanding” training runs at places like the Prevelly beach front and Rotary Park Rails to Trails, as well as school courses.

School phys ed. specialist teacher Gary Gibbon said that whilst the competitive aspect is always important, the main emphasis of the school’s program is fun and participation and getting as many kids as possible involved in thinking about running as a means to actively promote a healthy lifestyle.

This photostory says it all. What a great route for the run.
Middle Cell Crosscountry 2012 on PhotoPeach

Written and photos by Gary Gibbon; Posted by Dawn Veary

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