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The Pocket School is preparing for a trip to the Commonwealth Games. Photo supplied.

One of our local small schools, The Pocket Public School, is heading to The Commonwealth Games. With the support of their community they secured 75 tickets in the ballot process last year.

‘As a school we are so excited to be going to this great event,’ said the schools Year 6 communication minister, Sienna.

All 53 children have the chance to attend a day of the games and the extra tickets have been offered to Ocean Shores Public School who are thrilled that a number of their own students have been able to join The Pocket for the experience.

‘It is a great opportunity for our children to see sport on a global scale and it’s in our own back yard!’ said Will Glasson the principal at The Pocket.

During the lead up to the games the kids have enjoyed a range of activities and opportunities to learn about the cultures of the different countries who are participating as well as have parents come in and talk about their won experiences of watching both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

‘We had one of our teachers who is volunteering at the Games bring in her volunteers kit and show it to the kids,’ said Mr Glasson.

The entire school is heading to Carrara Stadium to watch the hurdles, discuss, long jump and pole vault.

‘We are incredibly lucky and excited to be going,’ said Jacob, the schools sports minister.


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