Grade 4/5/6

What is going on in Grade 4/5/6?

May 10, 2013
by malmsburyps

Interschool Cross Country

Today six Malmsbury Primary School students competed at the Interschool Cross Country at Hanging Rock. The 9-10 year old competitors had to race 2 kilometres and the 11-13 year old competitors had to race 3 kilometres.

The people that went to the Cross Country were Percy, Charlie, Ethan, Dom, Francis and Jude.

In the 9 year old boys race Francis came first and Charlie came eighth. In the 10 year old boys race Dom came fifteenth. In the 11 year old boys race Percy came tenth and Ethan came forty first. Jude came tenth in the 12- 13 year old boys race.

There were about 80 people in each race. Everybody from our school ran a time under 20 minutes. That was a great effort!

Congratulations to Francis as he has made it to the next round – the State Cross Country at St. Arnaud.

Have you ever competited in a Cross Country race?
What is the longest distance you’ve ever run?

May 3, 2013
by malmsburyps

Water Safety program

This week we have gone swimming for our Water Safety program. We have been learning about reach rescues and throw rescues. With a reach rescue you have to get something to reach out with, it needs to be big enough to reach out so the person can grab it . You lay down on your tummy and reach out to the person who is drowning and pull them to the shore. With a throw rescue you throw something that floats to the person who is drowning and encourage them to grab the thing that floats and not let go. Then encourage them to swim to a solid piece of earth.

Have you ever saved somebody who was drowning?
Do you know how to save somebody who is drowning?

April 24, 2013
by malmsburyps

Grade 5/6 camp – Vertical Challenge

In the morning of Day 3 we faced the Vertical Challenge. The Vertical Challenge is a type of high ropes course, but it goes vertically. The Challenge consists of a ladder, a spider net, giant poles with ‘staples’ for hand-holds and finally a rock climbing wall.

At the end of the course you “hi five” the pole and then you get lowered back down to the ground by your fellow classmates. If you don’t want to go to the top you just go as far as you can.

It was very challenging but fun at the same time. It was about 20 metres high.

Have you ever climbed a Vertical Challenge or scaled a High Ropes course?
What’s the scariest physical challenge you’ve ever achieved?
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