On Tuesday the KS2 Garforth Schools Athletics Competition was held at Garforth Academy. It’s one of the biggest events in the local schools sports calendar and one that for obvious reasons hasn’t been able to take place for a couple of years. After lots of practise at morning and lunchtime playtimes we set off in the hope of doing well!
Field events took place first – these were the chest push, vertical jump, standing long jump and triple jump, speed bounce and javelin. Our girls performed particularly well in these. First places were recorded in the vertical jump (Annabel S), chest push (Sophia L), triple jump (Eve H) and speed bounce (Ella J). In the boys’ field events a win was recorded by Will H in the speed bounce.
Attention then moved to the track where lots of great running performances took place. By this stage of the competition the tension and excitement inside the sports hall was really building! Cheering got louder as the importance of winning points in each race became all the more paramount. Wins were recorded by Holly R in the 2 lap race and our obstacle relay team. In the boy’s races wins were recorded by Reilly R-H, Zak B and Bobby M. 
It was fantastic at the end to hear that we had come first place (with East Garforth 2nd and St. Benedicts 3rd). We will now progress to the next round where we will compete against schools from across other parts of the city. Well done to the entire squad!!
Thanks to Mr Brough and Mrs Hector for their support and parents who kindly assisted with transport to and from the venue. 
Here is what some of the athletics squad thought of the experience:
Sophia L – “I really enjoyed the experience because it was a really good atmosphere. It felt great!”
Holly R – “I also liked the atmosphere because everyone was cheering you on and it felt amazing!”
Ben M -“I enjoyed the running events – you could feel the adrenalin running through!”
Ethan D – “”I loved the teamwork and no matter what place you came everyone was happy!”
Eve H – “It was fun competing against friends from other schools!”