Yesterday’s Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School inter-house athletics competition was held in great weather. - 22082637
Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School pupils spent yesterday sprinting, jumping and throwing at BCI stadium in preparation for next month’s CITC Prince of Wales Primary School Athletics Championships.
The school’s inter-house athletics competition
had stunning weather.
Principal Savenaca Tukitoba said the day's
activities went well and were enjoyed by all the children.
“From the way it looks like now they are
really having a good time,” Tukitoba said as the final sprinting races were
taking place yesterday.
Tukitoba said teachers had been training their
students in preparation for the event.
“We’re still in the preparation mode for
Prince of Wales so that’s our main target.”
Tukitoba said he was “absolutely” looking
forward to the inter-school competition which is being held on September 13 and
Meanwhile, on Thursday CITC announced it would
sponsor the CITC Prince of Wales Primary School
Athletics Championships for another five years, this time with naming rights to
Simone Fe’ao, president
of Athletics Cook Islands, said it was great to solidify CITC’s support.
“What that means is we
don’t have to worry about the financial support for this event and it can carry
on for the many, many, years that it already has.”
Fe’ao said schools could
put their focus on getting children prepared and excited about athletics.
“Athletics may not be
something that carries on as a career but it is good for children to explore
the different opportunities available for them and give it a go.
“That’s what it’s about,
to have everyone give it a go.”