Oakura Intermediate’s get into it!

Published November 07, 2013

Have you ever heard of the AIMs Games? It’s the biggest intermediate international sporting championships in New Zealand.

On the week of the 16th of September, Oakura School, for the first time participated in the 10th year of the AIMs intermediate school games.

Eight students from Oakura School participated in various events in Tauranga.

We entered three events: cross country, golf and tennis. Congratulations to our participants, Jason Bond, Tasmin van Bergen, Max Shearer, Poppy Mitchell, Emily Waite, Charlie Waite, Lachie White and Skyler Ellington.
“The race was huge and it was an amazing race to do. I would love to do it again next year,” said Lachie White.

The games were on all week and many of the students who competed in Tauranga had the time of their lives.

The competition was extremely difficult and our cross country runners found it hard to even get in to the top 50.

“The race was really hard, but also extremely rewarding by just finishing it,” said Tasmin van Bergen. She would have loved to do it again, but sadly can’t because she is a year 8.

We hope that all of the year 7’s will participate in the AIMs Games next year as year 8’s. We had a great time and enjoyed every second of it.

By Skyler Ellington (aged 11) and Phillippa Marshall (aged 11).