Cross country is running. Every year Saint Pius X Catholic School have a running day, The junior syndicate run on school grounds, and the senior run out of school grounds, they run around the block. Every year the school gathers in the courts, and everyone sits in their age lines and get ready to run. First the junior’s run and when the two blocks band together then they start running and everyone that is sitting in the courts or out cheer them on.
When the juniors finish running, the senior’s leave, first the older people start off so that when everyone leaves they follow, 13, 12, 11, 10 year olds run, the boy’s start off, then the girls run, they line up at the starting line as soon as the block banged together, all the girls and boys ran.
They ran down the hill, past Melling Street, continued up a hill. They came past many dogs, vehicles and even people watching from their houses. Everyone ran, walk, jog and even stop just to wait up for friends. The track was actually up or down hill.
At each turn there was always a teacher waiting for everyone to run, if they saw someone walking then the teacher would tell them “Come on you're nearly there” and so they run. When everyone make it to the end they run as fast as they could and run straight into the courts and see Mrs Williams and they come either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Then they receive a certificate.