Sportshall Successes across COTSSP
Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:13
Over 1000 pupils from schools across the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership took part in sportshall athletics competitions over competitions held at Prince William School, Lodge Park Academy, Kingswood Secondary Academy and Corby Business Academy.
300 pupils from 30 primary schools joined in the fun at key stage one festival events, during which they had a go at target throws, the standing long jump, a 10x10m run, the speed bounce and chest push events. Although the events were focussed on fun and learning, they were still competitive and teams from St Brendan's, Oundle and Woodnewton Primaries won their respective events.
Year three and four pupils also turned their hand to the circuit based sportshall format, with Woodnewton again victors in a very close competition at Prince William School.
18 schools then visited Lodge Park Academy for the year five and six competition, with a range of sprint and long distance races, obstacle runs, throwing and jumping events. Woodnewton and Studfall took 1st and 2nd place to qualify on to the level three School Games at Kettering Leisure Village in February. Woodnewton's dominance of the sportshall even extended to the teacher's javelin event, congratulations to Mr Fursdon!
Special mention in the primary competitions must go to teams from the small village schools of Cottingham, Warmington, Nassington, Kings Cliffe, Titchmarsh, Glapthorn and Trinity. They battled hard against the bigger schools and more than held their own, Kings Cliffe finishing 4th overall in the year five and six competition.
The year seven and eight competition at Lodge Park was very closely fought, with Brooke Weston and Lodge Park qualifying on to February's level three event.
Sportshall athletics continues to be one of our most popular and successful events, and it's always pleasing to see new schools, including those only recently built such as Priors Hall and Corby Primary Academy, introducing their pupils to competitive athletics through this format.
Congratulations to all of the children who participated on demonstrating fine teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty, passion, self-belief and respect as well as competitive spirit and camaraderie. Good luck in the county event to our Team COTSSP qualifiers.