On Tuesday 18 March, Mt Roskill Intermediate Tennyson Centre (formerly Special Education Unit) competed in the 1stSpecial Olympics event of 2014. This was for Athletics and was held at Mt Smart stadium in Penrose. There were approximately 400 students competing from various intermediate, college and special schools throughout Central and West Auckland.
We had 23 students competing in various events. The events included 100m, 200m, 25m and 50m sprints, wheelchair races, walking races, shot put, turbo javelin and 4 x 100m relay races. Each student received a ribbon for their respective events. We entered 2 four by 100 metre relay teams who ran with lots of energy! The ribbon system is: Red-1st; Blue-2nd; Yellow-3rd; Sky Blue-4th; Peach-5th; Olive-6th; Purple-7th; Pink-Participant. The day was hot and fine and was enjoyed by all of the students who participated.
On behalf of our unit we would like to extend a huge thank you to those parents who attended and supported their children, helped out during the day or helped with transport! These events aren’t possible without the support of parent help, so thank you. I would also like to thank our staff for working so hard.
(Teacher Aide/Unit Sports & P.E. Coordinator)
Interschool Parasports 2014