Bnabury Family G+T Sportshall athletics

100 Year 5 and 6 students from Banbury Academy’s family of primary school enjoyed a morning of athletics on Thursday 21st January. The children from Dashwood, Harriers, Queensway, St. Mary’s and The Grange took part in both field and track events which were run by 24 Year 10 Banbury Academy students. 

The competition was aimed at Gifted and Talented and well-motivated children in Years 5 and 6 which created a very competitive atmosphere!  After a series of hotly contested track and field events, the overall competition was won by The Grange School for the second year running!  Harriers finished just 2 points behind The Grange to take the runners up spot.  The Grange will now go on to represent the Banbury Family at the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership Final, which will take place at Friday 9th February at Blessed George Napier Catholic School.

There were many outstanding individual performances throughout the morning including: Ola from Queensway who threw 5.50m in the girls chest push; Caitlin from The Grange who jumped 43 times in 20 seconds in the girls speed bounce; Chloe from St. Mary’s who jumped 1.80m in the girls standing long jump; Beth from Dashwood who jumped 4.82m in the girls standing triple jump; Erin from Harriers who threw 11.40m in the girls Javelin; Tassos from Dashwood who threw 7.25m in the boys chest push; Charlie from The Grange who jumped 49times in 20seconds in the boys speed bounce; Daniel from Queensway who jumped 40cm in the standing vertical jump; Moritz from Harriers who jumped 2.02m in the boys standing long jump and Leo from Dashwood who threw 13.27m in the boys Javelin.

The focus value for this festival was ‘passion’ and this was in abundance! A boy and a girl from each team was selected and presented with a special certificate to recognise their positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout the festival.  

 The Year 10 Young Sports Leaders, who are all taking their Sports Leaders UK Level 1 qualification this year, did a very efficient job at running the festival and making it a success.  Many of the accompanying staff commented on the high quality of the leadership and wrote that it was A brilliant event which moved on fast, no waiting around, kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves.” and that  “It was a really well organized event.  The young leaders were knowledgeable and friendly.  The students really enjoyed themselves.”


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