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Athletics competition at Carnegie

Another incredibly successful Springbank athletics season drew to a close with the annual Aire Wharfe School Sports Association tournament at Leeds Metropolitan University on Saturday. A total of fifteen schools from the local area took part in the event which drew a huge crowd of supporters as always. There is no overall winner for this event; instead the children fight it out for individual glory in a series of short and long distance races, relays and field events. As always our athletes came away with more than their fair share of medals and there were some incredible personal performances from the likes of Olivia in the Year 4 sprint, Bethany in the Year 6 sprint, Carla in the Year 6 200m and Findlay in the open-age 600m. However, the bragging rights are always decided by the relays and our children produced some outstanding performances in the 4 x 100m events. There was gold for the Year 4s and Year 5s with some amazing changes and sprinting while the best was then saved for last where both the Year 6 girls team and Year 6 boys team both took gold with two professional and polished runs that even the Jamaican National team would have been proud of (it also proves that the old adage 'Practice makes Perfect' is so very true - we must have practiced this event more than any over the last year and it showed!) Well done to everyone, and thank you to all parents and families for getting your children up and out on a Saturday morning - we hope you enjoyed it!