Goldfields kids get into spirit of play

Hundreds of pupils recently took part in a massive annual winter sports carnival in the region.

Pupils from the Goldfields Cluster schools recently took to the sporting grounds at Daylesford’s St Michael’s Primary School for the annual winter sports day.

The Goldfields Cluster, which consists of schools from Daylesford, Creswick and Clunes, meets annually for a variety of activities.

More than 200 pupils took part in the events like football, netball, soccer and newcomb, a variation of volleyball.

Dozens of teachers, support staff and parents were on hand to cheer the pupils on.

The age of participants ranged from eight to 12 years, and there was no “winning school” for the day. 

The only Goldfields Cluster event that has a trophy is the athletics event, which St Michael’s has won for the last few years.

Organisers said the winter sports day was a chance for children to have a go, with particular excitement around the Daylesford Primary and St Michael’s football game.

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ACTIVE: Pupils from the Goldfields Cluster of schools take part in a football match during the recent sports carnival attended by about 200 pupils from the region.

ACTIVE: Pupils from the Goldfields Cluster of schools take part in a football match during the recent sports carnival attended by about 200 pupils from the region.

HAVING FUN: Soccer was just one of the many sporting activities Goldfields Cluster school pupils took part in recently.

HAVING FUN: Soccer was just one of the many sporting activities Goldfields Cluster school pupils took part in recently.

ALL LINED UP: Pupils from the Goldfields cluster of schools prepare to take part in the winter sports day at St Michael's Primary School.

ALL LINED UP: Pupils from the Goldfields cluster of schools prepare to take part in the winter sports day at St Michael's Primary School.

ALL SMILES: Goldfields Cluster school pupils at the recent winter sports day at St Michael's Primary School.

ALL SMILES: Goldfields Cluster school pupils at the recent winter sports day at St Michael's Primary School.

ON THE COURT: Primary school netballers in action during a match as part of the Goldfields Cluster of schools winter sports day.

ON THE COURT: Primary school netballers in action during a match as part of the Goldfields Cluster of schools winter sports day.