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Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning


It was a full on week for all things Athletics related this week at St. Stephen's as two teams attended a day of throwing, running and jumping at nearby St. Mary's University in two different competitions. 

Team 1000

Five members of our school community - Jan, Freddy, Tom, Sam and Sasha - proudly participated in the Team 1000 competition this year. Across the course of the morning, they were working on their long distance running, standing long jump and throwing. 

The children were incredibly successful in each of the different disciplines, placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in all of them! Wow! The competition then culminated in some exciting sprint races on the track where the likes of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah have trained! 

Sasha was placed as the fastest girl in the sprints; Jan led the way as the boys' furthest jumper and thrower; Sam was the quickest in the boys' long distance and sprint; Freddie came second in the long distance and Tom came second in his sprint!

But what truly shone out was the teamwork amongst these five students who even mid-race where turning round to give words of encouragement to their peers! Well done to these five ambassadors; how proud of you are we!

A special mention goes to Sam who across the course of the event was awarded the medal for the best performing boy in the borough within the Team 1000 competition!                                                            Well done, Sam! Brilliant work!

Borough Sports Squad

Similarly to the Team 1000 event, the athletics squad, under the guidance of Mr Downes, set out hard at work and were asked to perform across the four different disciplines throughout the course of the day, with an additional relay race to find the fastest relay team of the Richmond borough!

The children were consistent in their drive and attitude to do the best they could do and when they results came in, all the early morning training sessions and hard work had been more than worth it. We were placed as the highest performing team from a two-form entry school in the whole of Richmond! A fantastic team effort we think you'd agree!

A special mention goes to Year 6's Beatrice who received an   additional accolade: she was crowned the highest performing girl across all four disciplines of athletics for two-form entry schools across the entire borough of Richmond Upon Thames! Well done, Bea! What a fantastic achievement! 

Congratulations to the entire squad for their commitment to training, dedication, sportsmanship and performance on the day. We're incredibly proud of you! "