Remote students of Mount Isa School of the Air have gathered in Mount Isa this week (December 2-6) to participate in a range of sporting activities.
Bush kids are getting their annual fix of team sports throughout Sports Week, organised by Isolated Children's Parents' Association Branch of the Air.
Event coordinator Heidi Smith travelled from her cattle station 160km south of Normanton but said families travelled from across Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia to take part in the event
"During Sports Week kids play about seven different sports per day across four days," Ms Smith said.
"This can be challenging for parents who have 2-3 kids needing to be in different places at different times but everyone has a ball and really enjoys the week.
"For the smaller kids it is an opportunity for them to learn to line up and sit on the mat when they are told; because a lot of them are not in that element until they come to something like this."
Ms Smith said about 120 families were involved in this year's event.
"Kids get so excited for this event each year, they absolutely love it," she said.
"They are excited to play with someone other then their siblings and it doesn't matter what shape, size or age as long as it is someone other then their siblings, they don't care.
"They love playing the sport in a team environment and take part in cricket, basketball, netball, soccer, gym, dance, rugby, league, swimming, tennis. We try to have every sport available so they have the opportunity to experience everything."
Ms Smith said this was the only sporting event that everyone came together for throughout the year.
"We also have a Christmas Activity day held at the Mount Isa School of the Air on Wednesday (December 4)."
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