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Kids take up beach walk challenge

130 Year 6 students from the Bongil Bongil Community of Schools walked from Sawtell to North Beach yesterday.
130 Year 6 students from the Bongil Bongil Community of Schools walked from Sawtell to North Beach yesterday. Bruce Thomas

IT was a lesson out of the classroom for 130 Year 6 students yesterday, as the Bongil Bongil Community of Schools embarked on a walk from Sawtell to North Beach.

What started off six years ago at Sawtell Public School as a physical challenge and personal development exercise for Year 6 students has now become a mass event for Sawtell Public School, William Bayldon Public School, Bonville Public School and Boambee Public School.

“A lot of kids don’t get to go out in the bush and today we’ve been through the forest, beach and bush – it’s brand-new to some of them, you hear them saying ‘This is sick!’ which in kid talk is pretty good,” Sawtell Public School principal Michael Trist said.

The day was hailed as a huge success to be continued next year. “It’s really great to let the kids get to know each other before they head off to high school next year.”



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