On 7th June, competed in the last of our Cross Country League events. Children from Years 5 and 6 (plus some guest appearances from Year 3 and 4) arrived at Pomphrey Hill to see the longest course so far this year. The 1500m race was a tough one in the heat and a steep hill added to the challenge.
However, in true St Stephen's style we faced the challenge head on and every child that competed produced an outstanding run. Our girls went first and with a very young team produced a brilliant performance. After 3 events, on three different courses, over 3 weeks...our 'A' team finished 4th and our 'B' team finished 6th.
Next came the boys. The 'A' team knew that a good result would make us the champions. And they didn't disappoint! The whole team were outstanding! Ben came 3rd and Harry came 2nd. As a result, we were crowned the overall Cross Country League Champions 2018!
This is a huge achievement, and the first time Blackhorse have lost since the event started in 2011!! Our 'B'team should be very pleased as they finished 5th.
Thank you to all the parents who helped over the 3 events and to Mr B and Mrs Williams for their training and advice...and well done to all 42 children who took part!!
On 22nd May, we had over 70 children, from Years 4, 5 and 6, taking part in the South Gloucestershire Cross Country Championships...and they were brilliant!!
In very hot conditions and on a course of 1000m, which many of the children have not run before, our boys and girls competed against some of the best runners in South Gloucestershire.
The determination and effort they all put in was brilliant to see. Cheered on by the most parents we have ever had at an event, they persevered and should be very proud of themselves.
A huge thank you to the parents and grandparents who helped and supported the event. Also, to Mrs Williams and Mr B for getting the children prepared and for encouraging them to keep going when it got tough. And lastly to the children, who showed true team spirit by cheering on everyone in our school regardless of what year group they were in!
Our Year 6 girls team were 3rd overall. Our Year 5 boys team were 1st overall, and Harry (2nd) and Ben (3rd) received individual medals!!
Well done St Stephen's!!