Primary Athletics Championships 2017

19 Jun 2017
18 primary academies take part in athletic events

On Friday, 16 June, over 540 Year 5 and 6 pupils from 18 of the Trust sponsored Academies took part in a primary indoor athletics competition at Braunstone Leisure Centre.

Val Sabin, one of the leading Physical Education practitioners in the Country attended the event which has become renown as being the loudest event in the Trust’s calendar!

Pupils took part in various traditional indoor athletics events including soft javelin, standing long jump, speed bounce and vertical jump, alongside a plethora of sprint and obstacle races. This event was a great opportunity for pupils to become inspired by athletics in the year that London hosts the World Athletics Championships, the biggest sport event since the 2012 Olympics. To see more about the IAAF World Championships 2017, click here.

“The sport departments within our primary Academies have extensive expertise and enthusiasm for sport and this inter-academy competition demonstrates our commitment to providing competitive sporting experiences for pupils across the Trust. We are privileged to have a trainer of the calibre of Val Sabin lending her support to this event which will be fun and engaging way to inspire our younger pupils about the biggest global sporting event of the year.” - Jamie Kilner, Director of Sport at the Trust.

As well as developing technical skills the competition supported the social, personal and cultural development of pupils. The event was competitive, the main emphasis is participation but there was a competitive edge with all the academies aiming to win.

Here are the academies the took part;

1. Bishop Creighton Academy (Peterborough) 

2. Corby Primary Academy 

3. Danesholme Junior Academy (Corby) 

4. Dogsthorpe Academy (Peterborough) 

5. Green Oaks Primary Academy (Northampton)

 6. Hazel Leys Academy (Corby)

7. Ingoldmells Academy 

 8. Kingswood Primary Academy (Corby) 

 9. Mablethorpe Primary Academy 

10. Mansfield Primary Academy 

11. Newark Hill Academy (Peterborough)

12. Nottingham Academy 

13. Queensmead Primary Academy (Leicester) 

14. Skegby Junior Academy 

15. Skegness Junior Academy

16. Sunnyside Primary Academy (Northampton) 

17. Welland Academy (Peterborough) 

18. Woodvale Primary Academy (Northampton) 

The overall winner of the event was Newark Hill Academy with Nottingham Academy coming in second place and Danesholme Junior Academy in third place. Congratulations to everyone who took part.