Perfect Sunny Day for the Year 7 and 8 Lightning Carnival



We had perfect and sunny weather for the Year 7/8 Lightning Carnival on Tuesday, the 17th of August. This year, Our Lady of Mercy College was one of the most well-represented schools at the carnival, with 14 teams participating. We had teams competing in the following sports:


  • Boys Basketball

  • Girls Basketball

  • Boys Football

  • Girls Football

  • Boys Indoor Beach Volleyball

  • Girls Indoor Beach Volleyball

  • Mixed Hockey

  • Girls Netball

  • Boys Soccer

  • Girls Soccer

  • Mixed Touch Rugby


The focus of the Lightning Carnival is on having fun and promoting participation in sport. While we had many students playing sports which they’re familiar with, it was fantastic to see some of our students trying a new sport for the very first time.


Well done to the Year 7s and 8s who competed at this carnival – you represented the College with pride and enthusiasm!


Thank you very much to the staff members who coached each of our teams, and thanks also to the student coaches and umpires who assisted on the day.


Mrs Lauren Byett

Coordinator of Sport

Health & Physical Education Teacher














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