Let the Games begin at Bourchier St Primary School

Green and gold: Foundation student Violet Schwab streams ahead in the sack race. Photo by Rechelle Zammit

Bouchier St Primary School students put their skills to the test during a Commonwealth Games day on Tuesday, August 2.

Sack races, long jump and scooter sprints were some of the events on the competition schedule.

Run by the Year 6 cohort, students were encouraged to dress up to represent a country of their choice, with prizes for best-dressed.

It follows a number of other Games-themed events at schools in the region, with the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games creating plenty of buzz.

The excitement looms as a good trial ahead of what is expected to be a frenzy of interest in the lead-up to and execution of the 2026 Commonwealth Games in regional Victoria.

News photographer Rechelle Zammit was there to see the action unfold.

Eyes on the prize: Foundation student Chloe Wilson. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Flying high: Year 6 student Annabelle Haughie. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
All smiles: Foundation student Emily Vo. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Speedster: Year 1 student Andrei Concon takes part in the scooter race. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Race to the finish: Year 1 student Sarah Hemmati clears a hurdle. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Leading the pack: Year 1 student Chase Hayward. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Solid landing: Foundation student Luca Tal competes in long jump. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Striding to the finish: Year 1 student Sawyer Wilhelms flies over a hurdle. Photo by Rechelle Zammit
Wheels in motion: Year 1 student Pamata Mapusua in the scooter race. Photo by Rechelle Zammit