Six primary schools from across the Dawlish Learning Partnership competed in an Athletics festival on the morning of 21st June 2017.
The event was organised by the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership and held at the beautiful grounds of Stover School.
The weather was wall to wall sunshine with temperatures reaching twenty nine degrees! However, despite the heat, KS1 pupils participated enthusiastically in the 6 events laid on for them, which included Speed Bounce, Vortex throwing event, team hurdles relay, team standing broad jump, team sprint relay and target throwing. To finish a great morning, all pupils then took part in the grand finale of a Parlauff type relay.
The key focus of the morning was fun and participation, however there was a competition element throughout to see which school performed the best on each station. The winning schools on each station were:
Speed Bounce: Kenton Primary School, with Westcliff Primary Academy coming a very close 2nd!
Vortex throw: Gatehouse ACE Academy, with Kenn Primary School coming a very close 2nd.
Team Hurdles relay:Gatehouse ACE Academy
Standing team long jump: Cockwood Primary School
Team sprint relay: Exminster Primary School
Target throwing: Exminster Primary School
Parlauff Relay:Gatehouse ACE Academy
A special thanks to the leaders from Coombeshead Community College who led each of the 6 stations. They showed exemplary leadership skills, explaining and demonstrating their events clearly and supporting and encouraging the pupils to perform of their best.
The next event the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership will be running is the KS2 Dawlish Athletics Tournament on Monday 26th July 2017 at Teignmouth Community School.