Jubilee Oval was a hive of activity on Thursday afternoon as Griffith played host to the Clontarf Foundation Southern NSW under 14s Rugby League carnival.
Carnivals and camps, such as this one, are used as an incentive to engage students in their education through setting attendance, behaviour and assessment or classroom expectations.
Griffith's Clontarf Academy Director Roger Penrith said the day went off without any issues.
"I think it was a very successful day," he said.
"All the kids really seemed to enjoy themselves, which is the important part."
IT was a combined side from Griffith Regional High School - Wade Campus and Narrandera who took out the event, but coach and Clontarf operation officer Nigel Plum said the result doesn't really matter.
"I'm not too concerned about winning the carnival," he said.
"For me, it is just about the boys having a good day and playing rugby league. It was just a bonus to come out on top."
The Clontarf program has five pillars - education, wellbeing, leadership, employment and sport.
All Clontarf-related activities will link back to learning and development in these areas.
A carnival like the rugby league one in Griffith is a strategy utilised to develop students' life skills, teamwork, communication and leadership skills to name a few.
Students had to meet these targets to compete at the carnival and helping the children achieve that is what Clontarf is all about.
It was the second year that Griffith has hosted the carnival and Plum said it is great to have events like this to give kids the opportunities they might not have otherwise.
"It is a chance for those boys who might not be able to play sport over a weekend," he said.
"It is a chance to see that it's about having fun and not just about winning.
"It just helps as they are apart of a team to build confidence as they go out and play, even for the kids who play on the weekend.
"It is just good to have the kids getting out and involved in physical activities."
Plum has been involved with the Clontarf program since its introduction in 2017 and is enjoying his role and the changes that are being made even with just the short time the program has been active in the area.
"I think it is going well," he said.
"The program has been able to make some changes in the kids. We can see some minor changes, which is great.
"Any change for the better is good, and we have a great bunch of kids here."