Year 3 and 4 Athletics



On Monday, 23 children from years 3 and 4 attended an athletics meeting at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School where we competed against pupils from the other cluster schools.

We were lucky once again as the weather was glorious for this very exciting afternoon. There were several running races and also javelin and long jump. We had some excellent successes with Nancy in year 3 winning the 60m skipping and the 200m running races and the year 4 boys relay team of Louis, Ben, Sydney and Harry A winning their event. Probably the highlight of the afternoon was the relay races. However, the hero of the whole afternoon was Stanley in Reception. Unfortunately, one of our year 3 boys could not take part in his race so Stanley offered to stand in even though he is three years below the other children. He was amazing! He ran like the wind and allowed the rest of the team to compete which they wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. We were all very grateful to Stanley and delighted with how well he did. Overall we came second by a very narrow margin which is a great result.

It was a brilliant afternoon and the children were terrific. Some of them did not know they would be competing until Monday lunchtime as one or two children weren’t able to take part, so particular thanks to them and to their parents who agreed to send them at such short notice. The children behaved brilliantly with super sportsmanship and we all had a great time. Many thanks to Noah, Sydney, Ben, Harry A, Harry G, Louis, Kacey, Emily A, Emily I, Tippi, Chloe, Imogen, Rosa, Bethany, Seren, Henry N, William B, Harry D, Aden, Faith, Mimi, Nancy and Alice most of all to Stanley. Thank you too to all those parents who brought children and those who also stayed to watch – what an exciting event.

Mrs Cooper, Mrs, Sant and Mrs Beardsworth