Good luck to all our competitors for our carnival on Thursday. Whilst it is a challenging event, it is one that can be just as rewarding as it is tiring. It takes courage just to even start the race, and there will be ample support for all our classmates, teachers, parents and grandparents as they trek their way around the course. We enjoy a supportive community at our sporting events and I am expecting the same this Thursday.
Some students have been training hard at our ‘lap-running’ mornings which has been pleasing to see. These sessions will continue right up until the inter-school cross country carnival in week 8. For those amongst us who are not natural runners, the challenge may simply be to finish the race.
The great thing about athletics is that you can compete against yourself – set yourself a target and discover what you can do. Cross country races are just as much a mental challenge as a physical challenge – after all, it is the mind that must tell the legs to keep going. Such a test on one’s resilience and persistence is a great learning experience for our students, which is why we have cross country events. To accept life’s challenges and take them head on is a life skill we want our students to develop at Queenies.
Good luck, think positive and try your best!