Southmead’s Sports Hall Athletes Qualify for Next Round!
Last week, 12 very enthusiastic pupils, from Year 6, represented Southmead in the very first competitive event of this year! They competed at Braunton Academy, against other schools from the Braunton Co-operative Learning Trust, with the aim of qualifying to represent the Trust against other North Devon schools at the next sports hall athletics event in January.
In total, the children competed across six separate activities: standing long jump; standing high jump; chest ball throw; speed bounce; sprints and relays. Scores were cumulated from all events with everyone displaying incredible performances throughout.
Every single member of the team displayed exceptional behaviour, proving themselves to be outstanding ambassadors for Southmead and the pride on their faces when they found out they had qualified to represent the Trust was a true privilege to witness! The pupils will now be competing at the North Devon Sports Hall Athletics Finals Tuesday 18th January, held at the North Devon Leisure Centre. Finally, I would like to convey a huge thank you to Mrs Nicholls, one of our school Governors, who accompanied the children for the first part of the event. Mrs Priddis (P.E. Co-ordinator)