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RLT Athletics Festival

On Monday, all of KS2 went and took part in the RLT KS2 Athletics Festival at Corby Athletics Stadium. This is an annual visit which gives the children the opportunity to experience running on a proper running track and use a proper sand long jump. It also gives the children a chance to meet with other friends from across the Trust.


 The children all tried their best, and it was great to see some great personal achievements as well as great sportsmanship. Personal achievements are not always about coming first, but also about keeping going when things are hard, or giving something a go for the first time. On the track there were people who attempted 400m for the first time, and others who experienced 50m sprints and obstacle races. Field events included long jump, and tennis ball and howler throws. The event concluded with relay races. We were particularly grateful to a child from another school who offered to join our year 3 girls to make up a relay team of four. 


We were proud of all of the children (whether they came first, second, in the middle or towards the end), for their energy, commitment, support of each other and of children from other schools. The weather was not kind to us from lunchtime, and the good humour with which the children continued, despite the rain was fantastic.


A huge well done to all who took part.