How wonderful to be able to have the whole College at Quarry Road Oval together to take part in the MLMC Athletics Carnival once again. It was two years between Athletics Carnivals and the students certainly made up for lost time with a day filled with colour and cheer on Monday 29 March.
The rain cleared at the perfect time and our events got underway. There was a real buzz at the sporting precinct, with staff and students clapping, cheering and chanting for their teammates and peers, grateful for the friendly competition and House spirit.
The 2020 carnival was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions so it was little wonder everyone got into the spirit of the day to run, jump, throw, pull on a rope or pass a baton or ball to earn points for their House, even if they were wearing a blow-up suit, a colourful wig or running while with a cardboard costume creation.
The Mercy — Catherine's Cafe coffee van was also there to provide hot drinks and toasties, while the Parents and Friends' Association volunteers manned the barbecue and the canteen to keep everyone sustained.
Students competed in track and field events as well as the popular tug-of-war and tunnel ball competitions which require a team effort. Student participation was a focus with House points up for grabs in all of the activities. Well done to every single student who competed on Monday and congratulations to Prefect Emily Wicks and Carr House, who took out the win.
Final points tally: