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Jul 13, 2023

Primary school swimming carnival goes off with a splash!


“Swimming makes me feel like a winner. Coming to the Northcott swimming carnival makes me feel spectacular. And I even won a freestyle race today!”

Harrison (above right) from Jasper Road Public School in Baulkham Hills really summed up the feelings of everyone who took part in the swimming carnival.

On Thursday, 12 March more than 100 primary school students took part in our annual Primary School Swimming Carnival at Ryde Aquatic Centre.

Teachers and students were in great spirits and the day was about giving everyone a go. There were freestyle, backstroke and noodle races as well as a rubber duck scavenger race which saw every student and teacher in the water trying to collect as many rubber ducks for their school bucket.

This is the best day in our school year and we all love to participate in the carnival. The best part of the carnival is that every single student from the support unit is involved no matter what their swimming ability, and everyone has a fantastic day

Miss Emma, a teacher from Greenwich Public School

Harrison and his friend Kyan (above left) from Jasper Road Public School had a great time participating in swimming races and supporting and cheering on their friends when they were racing.

“The best thing about swimming is that it makes me really happy. I like it because it’s training and it helps me out,” said Kyan.

Congratulations to all of the students for taking part in such a fun day.

Thank you to our major donor and supporter, Mark Skipper, for making this event possible. A big thank you also to all of the volunteers and family members who came along to make it a special day for everyone.

We will do it all again next Thursday, 19 March when secondary students get to take part in the 2020 Northcott High School Swimming Carnival.

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