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Tuesday 28 September 2010 | Published in Regional


Rarotonga primary students have been preparing for the last month as they get ready to compete for the Prince of Wales trophy.

The annual inter primary school athletics day will be hosted by Avatea Primary School on Wednesday, October 6, at BCI Stadium.

This year’s competition will be run more ‘professionally’ as only athletes with identification tags will be allowed to be on the running field to race.

There will be security and marshals around the stadium to ensure that students remain in their assigned areas.

But the most import rule for the day will be to have heaps of fun.

This year Avatea School is keen to topple their arch rivals Avarua School who once again reclaimed the Prince of Wales trophy last year.

Parents and caregivers are not only encouraged to head to the stadium and support their kids, but to also provide accurate birthdates for their children so no child that wins a trophy is stripped because of inaccurate dates.

As is tradition, each school will march through the BCI Stadium for the schools’ parade which is judged and points added to the schools overall points.

Kids will then compete in track events from the 60 metre dash to the 4 x 100 metre relay and field events including high and long jump.

The athletics day will be the last major event of the term before a one week break from Monday 11 to Friday 15.