We arrived at school on June 27th at 8.30am all kitted out and ready to go to Gateshead International Stadium, home of the 10th Schools Athletics festival. How did we do?
A selection of children from Year 3 -6 had taken part in trials across the month in school and were then chosen to represent Roman Road at the festival. We particpated in a huge number of events from sprints, skipping, relays, long jump, javelin, cricket ball throw and many more.
All of the children who participated were incredible! They had a fantastic team spirit and represented our school superbly both on and off the track.
We were able to secure a semi final place in all of our races: sprint, skipping and relays. With all of the children giving 100% effort. We went on to have three opportunities in the finals - Year 5/6 Boys skipping, Year 5/6 Boys 80m Sprint and finally the Year 5/6 Boys Relay.
David Kippen represented the school in all three events and was an amazing team captain. He was just pipped to a medal in the skipping. By the time the final race of the day approached we were all extremely nervous.
The relay started with a fantastic first leg by Josh Archibald who powered down the track, Liam McDonald had a great baton change and held our position well, Jamie McKeown roared down the track gaining ground all of the time and had a clean baton change to David Kippen who never gave up and was determined that our day would end with a medal.
It did! The boys brought home a silver medal for Roman Road. Fantastic!
By the end of the day Mr. Allsop was sunburnt, Mrs Inkster and Mrs Rushton had lost their voices and Mr Bradshaw was floating with delight at the results.
Congratulations to all of the children that took part you were amazing and a credit to our school.
Posted by A Inkster at June 30, 2008 9:47 PM
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