“We are lean, we are green, we are the class of 2017.”
These words are emblazoned in yellow on the backs of Risdon Park Primary School students’ green uniforms.
It now has special meaning after the school won back-to-back shields at the inter-school sports day at St Mark’s College.
When the students took home the booty last year, it was the first success for many years.
Now they have done it again and school captains Jada Hill and Cooper Promnitz and vice-captain Fraser Murray were proud to display the mighty shield.
They also won a smaller trophy, the Charlie Olson Sprint Shield, which they have claimed in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Health and physical education teacher Mae Camporeale said “we are very proud of our students”.
The sport team competed in a “pool” with two St Mark’s teams while the other schools were in a group comprising Pirie West, Solomontown, Mid North Christian College and Airdale.
“It was hard work. The students were out training at lunch-time for two weeks and they all came out,” Ms Camporeale said.
”We had some pretty good leaders on the day out there, organising the teams, including these students here.
“They were very good at supporting the younger school levels.”
Asked about the slogan on the uniforms, Cooper replied that the students had to design the shirts and one girl had suggested the words used on them.
It’s easy being green. But Risdon will face worthy challengers for the title next year.