Ready, Set, GO!
Friday the 16th of August was a busy day for Moonee Ponds West, with 61 students from the school competing in District Athletics. M.P.W. being the reigning champions, had a lot to live up to, and did so magnificently, with multiple ribbons won and students progressing into the next stage. Many students have noted that not only had they come confident, but determined in their events and that worked in their favour.
The Grade 3 Relay Team after winning their heat
Moonee Ponds West shone as the field events came to an end.
After the events, M.P.W. students came together, a crowd of ribbons and smiles.
Track and field events are hard enough on their own, and the added wet weather tried to throw the competitors off, but to no avail. Moonee Ponds West students soldiered on, and even more places were sealed to regionals.
The later it got, the wetter it became. The students competed event after event. ‘I don’t think there is any school in particular that are our main competition, only the teams which keep going, and push forward,’ Bella W enthused, an important participant in the 100 metre and relay. Numerous students had been to Athletics before, and each one stated that they felt ready and excited compared to other years.
Shoes got muddier, but Moonee Ponds West became more determined. The competition intensified, but the athletes kept going, the glint of hope in everyone’s tired eyes.
The hurdles track
No one knew where the bubbles came from, but they lightened the mood, although M.PW. were in high spirits simultaneously. ‘I’m 100% confident. I’m going to win this for my school,' yelled Maverick B from room 8. It seems the diligent attitude was contagious, and heads held high, M.P.W. soared to a tie in 2nd place.
M.P.W. Cheerleaders showing support
by Phoebe W Room 11