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Primary Athletics at Brickfields- 14th June

Primary Athletics @ Brickfields 14th June

Our annual Primary Athletics Competition was held at the very sunny Brickfields on 14thJune for over 1500 young athletes from 52 schools. 

Gazebos were pitched early in the morning to grab the best spot around the track, ready for the day to start. Each school brought along children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to compete in track, field and relay events. Every athlete was eligible to enter in one track, one field and one relay event.

The participating schools were divided into three categories; Minor, Intermediate and Major. This depended on the total number of pupils in Key Stage 2 and would determine what schools would race and compete against each other throughout the day. 

A fantastic flag ceremony opened the day; a tradition started in 2012 to link with the Olympics. 52 excellent flags were designed individually by the schools to parade proudly around the athletics track with the rest of their team.

It was then time to get the competition started! The heats for all the track events were held in the morning, and first to take to the track was the Minor category, Boys 60m sprint. From each track race, the top two runners went through to the finals, held in the afternoon. Meanwhile the field events were underway with young athletes competing in either a Long Jump, Vortex throw or Vertical Jump. Three attempts were given, with their best result being counted and scored.

The sun continued to beam down ready for the track finals in the afternoon. There were some very close races from many athletes and some strong relay changeovers towards the end of the day. Nevertheless, the incredible support from staff, parents and teammates continued.

A huge thank you to the Young Leaders from Eggbuckland Community College and Notre Dame helped to run field events, give support on the track and guide the athletes to their starting positions for the races. They all did a fantastic job and were a credit to their schools.

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

 

Contact

Hayley Jarvis

Hayley Jarvis
School Games Organiser & Coach

Telephone: 01752 515385
Mobile: 07932 460012
Email: [email protected]

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