On Wednesday 8th June, four schools took part in the New Mills Area Quadkids Athletics Competition held at New Mills Pavilion. Thornsett, New Mills Primary, St George’s and Hayfield all took a team of five boys and five girls to compete in a running, throwing and jumping quadrathlon. With darkening skies and rumbles of thunder overhead, the children ran a 600m race and a 65m sprint, completed a standing jump event as then competed in a throwing event. Times and distances were recorded for all participants and each person’s score went towards the final total for the team.
Our Year 5 & 6 team were: Iwan, Finley, Luke, George and Harry for the boys and Millie, Isobel, Sharnna, Danielle and Kiera for the girls. Our team put in a great performance with everyone pushing themselves really hard, especially in the running events. Unfortunately the last event (due to be a 5x400m relay) had to be cancelled as the heavens opened and we experienced a monsoon–like downpour onto the sports field!!
Overall New Mills came third with 303 points. Hayfield won the event and will go forward to the Area final. Well done to all involved.