School Games - Sportshall Athletics - 23rd Nov|
Broughton’s on fire, 1st in the School Games – Lancashire here we come!
Preston City School Games (Sportshall Athletics) – UCLan Sports Centre – 23rd November
Thursday 23rd November was the day of the Preston City School Games (Sportshall Athletics). This is arguably the flagship sporting event for Preston Primary Schools over the course of the year. This is because it is usually competed by over 20 schools with an average of over 20 children each. This equates to nearly 500 children, so it is not the easiest. However, the team had been training for this one for weeks, early mornings, after schools and even giving up their weekends! So they were ready, haha. Over the course of the day, the children had to do various team running races, both boys and girls and they did a selection of field events ranging from long jumping to throwing a javelin. Let me say, Broughton were on fire from start to finish. You had nearly all the team smashing their personal bests at every station and the girls won four out of the five races and came 2nd in the other! WOWSERS! More to the point though, the best thing was to see how they had grown as people. They were exceptional in behaviour, they were together like a family as a team and they had hearts of lions! AMAZING! I am so so so proud of every single of the team, many congratulations go to: Eleanor Andrews (Captain) J, Charlotte Alty, Jessica Anderson, Tilly Bray, Khadija Essa, Eva Murray, Grace Willingale, Annabel Cutting, Bayla-Rose Smart, Elise Rawson, Thomas Aldridge, Safee Shahabi, Jacob Mason, Max Nightingale, Jed Anderson, Charlie Bray, Oliver Heath, Lewis Simpson, Ethan Chadwick and William Hall.
You were outstanding and thank you to all parents over the last few months for all the support with the early mornings and weekend training. It certainly has paid off. Thank you and well done to all from Mr. Bird.
P.S: Check out the photos below