Athletics Meeting – Thursday 30th June, 2016
On Thursday 30th June, Batchwood School took part in the annual athletics meeting at Wodson Park. Seven schools competed in the activities, which included: high jump, discus, shot put, javelin, long jump, 100m, 300m, 400m, 800m and relay. Sixteen students from Batchwood went along to represent the school. Students participated in the activity/activities of their choice and we had a representative from Batchwood in most events. It was a very enjoyable day and it was noticeable how much the students encouraged each other, with lots of positive comments and encouragement. The day also meant that Batchwood students got the chance to meet pupils from other schools and discuss what was going on and how they were all doing during the day. We stopped for packed lunch, which Nev kindly provided for us and after completing the last few activities we finally went into the sports hall, as it started to rain very heavily, to hear the results.
We felt extremely proud as a school when we heard that two of our pupils had broken two current records. Ez broke the current discus record, he threw 27.26m – a new record and Josh jumped 1m40cm in the high jump – another new record! These records will stand until someone can better them. Everyone who participated has received a certificate.
Everyone enjoyed the day and tried their very best. We took along three girls – Maxine, Becky Jordan and Willow. The girls worked so hard on the day and Becky even volunteered to run an extra leg in the relay, which enabled us to compete.
All the students were very tired on the mini bus during the return journey to school but all said how much they had enjoyed the experience.