ERPSSA SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS COMPETITION 2015
ATHLETICS TEAM SPARKLE ONCE AGAIN!
Our Year 5&6 athletics team took part last week in the ERPSSA Sportshall Athletics Competition at the XCEL in Walton on Thames. Competing against 11 other schools, they performed superbly, behaved beautifully and were a real credit to the school.
Considering the majority of the schools were large schools, our finishing position of SECOND PLACE was tuly staggering. As everyone knows, I am not a person to look for excuses when we take part in sport, however on this occasion I feel I owe it to our team to at least make a couple of very valid and salient points. Looking at the results, it is clear that our preparations were hampered by our lack of facilities. The overall winners have their own large sports hall and it was in the events that we could not practice (relays, obstacle races, longer sprint races) that we eventually lost out on first place. Practising the field events was easier for us as we have enough space to do standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce, chest push and foam javelin - how interesting it is then to note that we actually finished first in the field events with our girls particularly excelling with 4 golds & 1 silver from the 6 field events!
We have spoken a lot over the last couple of years about how important it is to set goals, work very hard towards achieving those goals and then believe in yourself on the day - I hope this amazing performance in a very tough competition is proof to all that you can do it if you really want it! I am very proud of our whole team! Now we need to continue to focus on preparing for the athletics events and the District Sports in the summer term - if we work hard and have a little luck on the day, we should make everyone proud again.
ERPSSA Sportshall Athletics Competition 2015 Results:
1st Cleves 496 points
2nd Holy Family 444 points
3rd Walton Oak 396 points
4th St Anne's 358 points
5th St Ann's Heath 328 points
6th St Jude's 326 points
7th Ashley 320 points
8th St Cuthbert's 312 points
9th Ongar Place 226 points
10th= St James & St Charles 212 points
12th Thorpe Lea 156 points
We were DISTRICT CHAMPIONS in the following events:
GIRLS 2+2 SPRINT RELAY (Ella Stoner & Joey Siow)
GIRLS CHEST PUSH (Ella Stoner, Ellie Ford & Freya Standley)
GIRLS STANDING LONG JUMP (Ella Stoner, Ellie Ford & Gracie Wilkins)
GIRLS STANDING TRIPLE JUMP (Joey Siow, Jaimie Kollmer & Federica Federico)
GIRLS SPEED BOUNCE (Joey Siow, Philippa Holt & Gracie Wilkins)
BOYS SPEED BOUNCE (Sam Deal, Amit Bose & Josh Rawlinson)