The Forster Public School 2019 cross country event took place under pleasingly cool conditions.
Students competed enthusiastically on the mapped out course, which saw them run along a mix of grass, sand, steps and paved walkways at the picturesque Pebbly Beach waterfront.
Teachers, helpers, office staff and aides were on hand to ensure the event ran smoothly and the students were encouraged by excited parents, carers and family members.
Cross country staff organiser, Mel Ward, was thrilled with the weather, the track and the pleasing support she received for the event.
The school's cross country trials were held so eight runners - four boys and four girls - from each age division could progress to the zone level of the Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) cross country competition.
The zone event is scheduled to be held on Friday, May 3, during week one of term two, and district schools have been asked to ensure their cross country trials are finalised before the end of term one.
Junior students - made up of runners aged eight to ten - complete a two kilometre course, while those aged 11 - 13 run a three kilometre course.
There is also an opportunity for some students to progress on and compete in the multiclass events for cross country.
The PSSA provides opportunities for primary school students to participate in competitive sports, including cross country, at progressively higher levels, culminating in Nationals.