BGN Family Quadkids Athletics

The annual Year 3/4 and 5/6 Quadkids Athletics competitions for the BGN Family of Primary Schools took place on Thursday 23rd May at Blessed George Napier Catholic School.   In glorious sunshine over one hundred and fifty children and sixteen teams from five primary schools took part, including Bishop Loveday, Cropredy, Orchard Fields, St. John’s and William Morris take part.  The event was expertly supported by thirty-seven Year 8 and 9 BGN student sport leaders. 

The Quadkids format enables children of primary school age to have fun participating in the core disciplines of running, jumping and throwing. All athletes completed a quadrathlon, competing in four events; the sprint over 75 metres or 50 metres, the run over 600 metres or 400 metres, the standing long jump and the vortex howler throw. Results were recorded and totalled to find the best all-round athletes and teams. The children had a great time and there were some high quality performances

During the competitions, the Spirit of the Games value of Respect was a focus area and a young athlete from each team was presented with a special certificate to recognise their good sportsmanship displayed throughout the competition.

Congratulations to Cropredy ‘A’ who took the team honours in the Year 3/4 competition. St. John’s were close behind, taking runners-up spot.    Bishop Loveday ‘A’ finished first in the Year 5/6 competition with Bishop ‘B’ finishing in second place.                                        

Congratulations also to the highest scorers in each competition.               

Year 3/4 Girls: 1st Megan C (Cropredy A), 2nd Natalia B (St. John’s) and 3rd Eva (St. John’s)

Year 3/4 Boys: 1st Seb (Cropredy A), 2nd Dominik (St. John’s) and 3rd Tyler (Orchard Fields A)

Year 5/6 Girls: 1st Lizzie (St. John’s A), 2nd Abi (Bishop Loveday B) and 3rd Lizzy A (St. John’s C)

Year 5/6 Boys: 1st Jack M (Bishop Loveday A), 2nd Ben (Bishop Loveday B) and 3rd Tomaso (St. John’s A)

The first and second placed teams and the first three girls and boys in each age group have qualified for the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership Quadkids Final which will take place on Wednesday 19th June at The Cooper School.

 “The student leaders were a credit to BGN School.  They were very helpful and supportive” (Teacher at Cropredy)

“Student leaders welcomed all children and helped them throughout the event.”

 (Teacher at St. John’s)

I enjoyed doing it as a team.”  (Child at St. John’s)

“Excellent teamwork and support” (Teacher at William Morris)

“The student helpers were brilliant.”

“It’s good not to give up.” (Children at William Morris)

“The event was well organised and great support from leaders.” (Teacher at Bishop Loveday)

“It was nice to try something news.”

“My favorite was the sprint.”

“It was well organsed.”

“It was quite nerve racking but we got on with it and did our best.”

(Children at Bishop Loveday)


 R. Mawn

School Sport Coordinator



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