Another very successful cross-country at QAHS
The QAHS Cross-Country took place on Thursday 23 April. Throughout the day, students engaged in a number of activities alongside the run in an attempt to win the challenge for their house, some of which included dancing, war cries, quoits and an art competition.
“I look forward to cross-country every year. As this was my last one, I ensured that it would be the best one yet! It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with peers in a fun, supportive and motivating way,” said Ventus house captain, Caitlene Hillman.
The day commenced with the customary war cry competition held in the Green Heart. Lead by their house leaders, each team was required to perform their war cry, with the most impressive gaining points for their house. Although close, Terra took the victory, led by house leaders Dylan Vaughan-Jones, Shay McLaren, Rachel Tan and Jun Park.
A feature of the QAHS Cross-Country event is the house challenge art work. Whilst the majority of students undertake the three lap run around the cross-country track, a small number of house representatives participate in the art competition. The students were tasked with creating a piece of artwork encompassing their house colours and the Anzac Day theme. The masterpieces produced were judged at the end of the day, with Ignis deemed the overall winner.
As the afternoon drew on, students began to return from the cross-country course. Despite a cool start, the weather had warmed up throughout the day, so the icy poles handed to the returning students were greatly appreciated. A game of quoits was set up in the Green Heart, which provided students with another opportunity to gain house points. The winners were announced as the day came to a close, culminating with a whole school dance to ‘Nutbush City Limits’, a QAHS favourite.
First place titles were awarded to one male and one female from each year level – Erin Wagner and Thomas Sheppard in Year 10, Katie Ramage and Scott Vaughan-Jones in Year 11, and Alex Miller and Frazer Hearps in Year 12.
Aqua was declared the overall winning house, overtaking Ignis by just 10 points.