Fast track for podium pupils at Stevenage sports day

Lucas Hince from Round Diamond with his medal

Lucas Hince from Round Diamond with his medal - Credit: Archant

Schoolchildren showed their competitive side at a sports day as 18 primary schools from Stevenage, Knebworth and surrounding villages battled it out for places on the podium.

Roebuck School

Roebuck School - Credit: Archant

After an opening ceremony which featured all the schools proceeding around Stevenage’s Ridlins End athletics track with flags, pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 pupils competed in a range of track and field events.

Community link officer Emily Woolston of Stevenage Sporting Futures, which organised Friday’s tournament, said: “The children really enjoyed themselves and at the end we had a teachers’ race where they realised it is quite daunting running in front of a crowd.”

Runners on the podium

Runners on the podium - Credit: Archant

Each school entered two teams, one made of Year 4 pupils and the other a mix of Year 5 and 6 pupils.

Almond Hill Junior School claimed the medal for Year 4 pupils and Moss Bury Primary School took home the winner’s medal for Year 5 and 6 as well as being named the day’s overall winner.

A team of 15 pupils from The Barclay School helped run the day.

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