48. Maprik Sub-District Primary Schools Annual Sports Carnival

Our annual sports carnival was a major event for the primary schools of the Sub-District and required much planning and preparation. One year it involved 23 primary schools and over 1100 participants. A double set of 100m tracks with half circles at each end for the middle and long-distance races had to be marked out on the golf course, etc. etc. Senior kids and their teachers from a couple of schools were doing this task in 1969 when we dragged out a radio and downed tools for a while to listen as the first man walked on the moon. 'You'll always remember this occasion,' we said. At least I do - for me it's a bit like recalling precisely where you were and what you were doing when you first heard of President Kennedy's death.

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