A massive well done to all the children who recently took part in the Sportshall Athletics Links finals at All Saints Goal centre on the first day back after the Christmas break. The team was made up of 10 boys and 10 girls mostly from the y5 and y6 age groups with the addition of a couple of exceptionally talented y4 girls.They competed against 5 other schools from across the city who had previously qualified, along with ourselves for the final.
The event consists of various running events including sprints, hurdles and relays combined with field events such as long jump, speed jump and ball throw
From the outset it was obvious that St Wilfrids were in no mood to take things easy and the boys rattled off wins in the 60m and 120m sprints. An all out effort in the 6 lap relay followed by a really close win in the 4×4 relay and it was 4 wins out of 4! Good performances in the hurdles and obstacle race meant the boys had put us up with the leaders. In the field events some top performances by the girls in the standing long jump, seated throw and target throw ensured St Wilfrids were near the top of the leaderboard.
Half time and the boys were now doing the field events and the girls the running races.
Cheered on by Mrs Jarrett, Mr Brelsford and quite a few parents, the girls excelled themselves in all the sprints,winning 4 out of 5 and coming 2nd in the other 2. The boys made an almighty effort in the field events with impressive performances in the long jump, ball throwing and speed bounce .
The final event was the mixed relay ….2 boys and 2 girls 1 lap sprint………. the children gave it their all and managed 2nd place.
All the children from the 6 schools were asked to come together and the results were announced in reverse order. After a nail biting wait Carterknowle were declared 2nd place meaning St Wilfrids were crowned Links SSP Sportshall Winners 2012!