Date Posted... May 1st 2024




Prep Sports

Cross Country Success for Prep Pupils

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the brilliant cross-country event hosted by Polwhele House School. Despite its postponement due to stormy weather in February, this event was well-attended by our local schools.

It was a great opportunity for our strong team of forty runners to race against children from other schools, over a challenging woodland course.

Amongst some excellent performances from individuals and teams, we were particularly proud of the exceptional service to others shown by Fitzwilliam and Cora in Year 5 during the cross-country event. Both children reassured and encouraged injured runners to complete the course, even though this affected their own results at the event.

At the presentations, we were delighted to win the shield for Best School (children aged 11 and under), awarded to the school with the lowest totals for their top four finishers in various age groups.

For our Under 9 runners (Years 3 and 4), the course was 1.25km in distance, comprising a half lap of the field, a woodland loop and a steady climb to the finish. Well done to Sienna (1st place) and Mabel (3rd place) in the Under 9 girls. A special mention to Christopher (4th place), Ollie S (5th place) and Jack L (6th place) in the U9 boys.

Our runners for Year 3 were Daisy, Seren, Mabel, Jack, Freddy, Christopher, Oliver H, Joseph, James and Poppy. Year 4 was represented by Sienna, Ollie S, Arthur, Tom, Will, Samuel, Harry B, Arthur W,  and Hennie.

The course for Year 5 and 6 children (Under 11) was 1.75km in distance, consisting of a lap of the field, the woodland loop and a loop of the lawn. Well done to Rosie (1st place) and Lissie (2nd place) in the Under 11 girls. Congratulations to Archie (1st place), Rowan (2nd place) and Jacob (4th place) in the Under 11 boys.

Well done to all of our Year 5 team, consisting of Annie, Phoebe, Cora, Lissie, Reggie, Scott, Henry, Charlie, Fitzwilliam, Ollie, William and Digby.