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Primary Athletics @ Brickfields 22nd June

Our annual Primary Athletics Competition was held at ‘sunny’ Brickfields on 22ndJune for over 1000 young athletes. The day started with drizzle and mist, but soon cleared up to some much welcome hazy sunshine!

Many schools arrived early to grab the best spots around the track to pitch their gazebos for the day ahead. Each school brought along children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to compete in track, field and relay events. Each child was eligible to compete in one track, one field and one relay event.

To give the children a fair chance, the schools were divided into three categories depending on the total number of pupils in Key Stage 2; Minor, Intermediate and Major. This means that the biggest schools are competing against each other and the smaller schools are competing against each other.

The day started with a flag ceremony, a tradition that we started in 2012. To link with this year’s Olympic Games, the children at each school were asked to design their flags with a Rio inspired theme, they were then paraded around the track by two representatives from each school.

The heats for all the track events were held in the morning; the top two runners from each race went through to the finals that were held in the afternoon. The field events were held during the morning and had finished by lunchtime; each child had three attempts at their event and their best result was recorded.

Young Leaders from Eggbuckland Community College and Stoke Damerel Community College were with us during the day to assist the running of the events. Many of the students have been actively involved in running PSSP events throughout the year and their experience showed with a smooth competition running on time. They all did a fantastic job, so well done and thank you to them for their help!

I’m sure everyone would agree that the day was a huge success and great fun was had by all who attended!

MINOR SCHOOLS TROPHY WINNERS

Girls Track – St Joseph’s

Girls Field – St Joseph’s

Boys Track – St Peter’s

Boys Field – St Joseph’s & Hooe

Overall Winners – St Joseph’s

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS TROPHY WINNERS

Girls Track – Oreston

Girls Field – Glen Park

Boys Track – Glen Park

Boys Field – Oreston & Oakwood

Overall Winners - Oreston

MAJOR SCHOOLS TROPHY WINNERS

Girls Track – Bickleigh Down

Girls Field - Elburton

Boys Track – Old Priory

Boys Field – Old Priory

Overall Winners – Bickleigh Down

RELAY TROPHY WINNERS

Yr 3 & 4 Relay Boys – Old Priory 37.8 seconds

Yr 3 & 4 Relay Girls – Bickleigh Down 41.1 seconds

Yr 5 & 6 Relay Boys – Elburton 59.4 seconds

Yr 5 & 6 Relay Girls – Bickleigh Down 60.0 seconds

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Outstanding Personal Achievement Award – Eli Amissale

RECORD BREAKERS

Major 200 Meters (Girls) – Jessica from Old Priory who finished in 30.4 seconds, breaking the record of 30.57 set in 2003

Minor Vertical Jump (Boys) – Eli from St Joseph’s who jumped 0.49 metres, breaking the record of 0.47 metres set in 2009

Major Vertical Jump (Boys) – Sam from Old Priory who jumped 0.50 metres, breaking the record of 0.48 metres set in 2009

Intermediate Vertical Jump (Girls) – Maisie from Glen Park who jumped 0.57 metres, breaking the record of 0.51 metres set in 2009

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