GOING FOR GOLD: Dalby State School students competed at their athletics carnival last week
GOING FOR GOLD: Dalby State School students competed at their athletics carnival last week Contributed

Athletes of all levels take part in carnival

Dalby State School students ran, jumped and threw their way to victory at their athletics carnival last week.

Four records were broken on the day, including an eight year girl's shotput record and sprint records.

Cunningham house won the Junior and Senior overall trophies while Leichhardt placed first for participation points.

The carnival included modified events and fun activities as part of the school's inclusive sports program that aims to get all students to participate.

Sports teacher Tamara Kavney said every child had the opportunity to participate and earn points for their house.

"We try to make all our events inclusive to all students, so we just had to modify a few little things and add in some activities so that they're engaged and it's not boring for them,” Mrs Kavney said. "All students got to do the fun activities so there was no one that sat around and did nothing.

"We had some fun activities where we modified the equipment that we use and they get points for their house.”

Modified events for Prep to Year 2 included shot put, discus, long jump and ball games.

Mrs Kavney said the inclusive approach allowed for a high level of participation and children enjoying themselves.

"Every child that attended the athletics day actually participated; there was no one who didn't,” she said. "It's really important that when kids come to school they get to participate and interact with their friends, it's good for morale.”


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