Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Connect Four Fitness

We combined the game of Connect Four with our fitness this morning.  Heaps of fun & fitness!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Successful Student

 Our own Cortez competing at the Masterton Golden Shares this morning!

Shearing Sports New Zealand
An 11-year-old Dannevirke schoolboy has taken the limelight on the opening morning of the 56th Golden Shears which opened in Masterton today.  Cortez competed in the third heat of the opening event, the Novice woolhandling.  

The youngster, a pupil at Huia Range School in Dannevirke and who turned 11 on December 12, is one of more than 400 shearers, woolhandlers and woolpressers who will compete over the three days of the “Goldies” or the “Shears”, as they are known among competitors and officials.
Because of his age he was an immediate focus of attention soon after the Shears kicked-off at 7.45am. 

It was his first full-wool competition, the first where he could test his skills throwing the fleece onto the table, as opposed to the second-shear and lambshearing stage of the season where the shorter wool is sorted and separated on the shearing board.
His own assessment: “Alright.”

Event over, the wait started as Cortez waited through other heats to see if he would qualify for the final in the afternoon, for the first of 19 titles to be decided at this year’s Golden Shears.  Cortez Ostler was 10th, missing the cut for the semi-final by two places.