GO GREEN: Teacher Katie Prosser with Ryan Taylor (left) and Riley Cox, flexing their muscles for Newcombe House at Wollongbar Public School’s swimming carnival.
GO GREEN: Teacher Katie Prosser with Ryan Taylor (left) and Riley Cox, flexing their muscles for Newcombe House at Wollongbar Public School’s swimming carnival. Richard Forbes

Wollongbar cries fill the air for annual swimming carnival

WOLLONGBAR Public School's swimming carnival was held under cloudy skies, but the students' war cries resonated around the neighbourhood.

Eleven-year-old mates Oscar Bilson and Ethan Weissel maintained that their sports house, Cuthbert, would be champions by the end of the day.

Oscar admitted that he's "not much of a swimmer, but I'll make the most of the day".

Bradman House
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Ethan said that Cuthbert had "the carnival in the bag".

"What I've seen in the past is that the good swimmers are in Cuthbert and the runners are in Bradman or Newcombe," Ethan said.

"So based on that, we'll win. Everyone seems to be having a good time, probably because we're not at school."

Cuthbert House
Cuthbert House

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