After the success of Years 5 & 6 winning the event the previous day Years 3 & 4 were determined to come home with some silverware. We had a young but strong team and after arriving we had our first practice on the turning boards. The team took to the boards like ducks to water and this really improved their performance. The team were confident and focussed as the competition began. They all showed fantastic sportsmanship and cheered one another on. The Year 3’s really impressed Mrs Smith and showed a good level of maturity not worrying that they were mostly competing against Year 4’s.
All of the pupils gave 100% in their events and achieved some fantastic results. Particularly the girls who scored in the top 3 in 6 of the nine events on the day. Special mentions should go to Maisie and Paige Black burn who set the fastest time for the 2+2 lap race, they were fantastic and as fast as lighting, their faultless baton change overs helped towards the win. Pippa showed excellent upper body strength and won the chest push event. Lilly-Ella came in second in the girls long jump and Savannah also got a second in the 5 stride challenge. These two girls also won their sprint heat exhibiting fantastic speed and turning techniques on the boards. The girls team scored the highest out of all of the schools competing.
At the end of the event all 14 schools sat down to hear the results and we were informed that all of the schools were in direct competition as there was no small schools competition for Years 3 & 4. This meant that we were in direct competition from much larger schools with up to 100 pupils to select their team from! As the results were announced we were declared the silver medal winners! This is an amazing feat and all who involved should be very very proud. This ended a very successful week for sports at Oakhill and there has been a great buzz of enthusiasm noted around school.