GO TAWHAI: Gladstone South State School’s Tawhai Stratford winning his sprint race.
GO TAWHAI: Gladstone South State School’s Tawhai Stratford winning his sprint race. Contributed

All join action for sports day at Gladstone South

SPORTS day at Gladstone South State School was "electric", and parents, teachers and students all competed.

Grown-ups pulled on their runners and ran a relay against senior students at the Toolooa St primary school.

"It was exciting. It's the best organised sports day I've been to yet," said 11-year-old student Angelita Rios, whose mother, Parents and Citizens Committee president Tracy Rios, also competed.

"I got a ribbon, the first ribbon in my life that wasn't competitive," said Ms Rios.

She was quick to add she felt she'd ridden on the coat-tails of her relay team members, principal Kurt Goodwin and physical education teacher Jon Donald.

Parent and P&C secretary Kirsty Golding said the school was growing in leaps and bounds, with a lot of change in the last 18 months and more to come.

Fundraising is under way for solar panels to reduce the emissions profile of the school, and to upgrade iPads and other information technology now in use.

A trash and treasure market open to the community will be held at the school hall on Saturday.



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