Aotea Schools Make a Splash

It was a bit of a grey day  in Tryphena and very high tide as the schools assembled for our annual swimming sports. Our pool is the beach at Mulberry Grove School!

The marquees  were up and the BBQ was going and excitement was building.  

It was a bit intrepid  in the water for adults and swimmers contending with a rocky seafloor and the breeze creating a  swell that created some challenges as swimmers were moved off course.

The emphasis was about having fun and giving it ago. As always it was a great day , lots of encouragement from the shore, great support bringing people from the north and central  parts of the island.

Certificates were awarded for team spirit,  resilience and effort and given out on the day, followed up with  1st, 2nd, 3rd sent to each school.”

Words by Ally Gibbs – Principal Mulberry Grove School