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Gillespie Primary School | Sports Hall Athletics Medal Success
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29 Feb Sports Hall Athletics Medal Success

Since January Years 3 & 4 have been put through their paces in PE. They’ve been timed in a range of track events including sprints, relays and hurdles. They’ve also had their field skills put to the test and each of them has had their…

Since January Years 3 & 4 have been put through their paces in PE. They’ve been timed in a range of track events including sprints, relays and hurdles. They’ve also had their field skills put to the test and each of them has had their javelin, chest push and long jumps measured.

 

With all this information I selected a team of 10 to come to the Sports Hall Athletics. I didn’t just pick the fastest runners, I selected those that were outstanding in the field events and they were:

Long Jump: Alana, Mabel, Zac and Marley

Javelin: Alana, Natalie, Zac and Rufus

Chest Push: Naomi, Mila, Rufus and Cameron

 

There were 20 schools at the competition, all with very excited children. They day started with the girls on the track and the boys in the field. The girls were phenomenal in their events and the level of running from many schools was high. The boys were outstanding in their field events and were in the top 2 for each event.

 

After a short break the boys and girls swapped. The girls, like the boys, were outstanding and were in the top 3 for each of their field events with Alana and Mabel both jumping over 1.60m.

 

On the track the boys ran their hearts out. They couldn’t have tried any harder. It was amazing to see the determination on each of their faces.

 

We didn’t find out our position whilst we were there – I was hoping for better than last year (where we came 7th) but the standard was so high on the day I wasn’t sure. I got a text from another school on Friday night telling me to check my e-mail as the results were in, so I quickly checked my e-mail to see that we came 3rd!

I am so proud of all the children who came to the event especially, as for many of them, it was their first taste of a competition.

 

Well done Mabel, Alana, Mila, Naomi, Natalie, Zac, Rufus, Cameron, Albert and Marley. You were brilliant!