Over 200 Yr 3-4 pupils run/jump/throw at SSP Sportshall Athletics Competition


Over two hundred pupils from nine different schools took part in yesterday’s SSP Year 3-4 Sportshall Athletics Competition. The event was filled with relays, field events and an obstacle course for all the children from nine different schools to enjoy and compete in.

The event was part of the Norfolk School Games and aimed to encourage more pupils to represent their school ion competitive school sport.

The schools attending were;

  • Bluebell Primary School
  • Colman Junior School
  • Cringleford Primary School
  • Eaton Primary School
  • Free School Norwich
  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School
  • Valley Primary School
  • West Earlham Junior School

Yesterday’s event was held at the Sportspark and volunteers from Easton & Otley College, who study on their sports program, helped deliver the different events.

Schools were invited to bring up to 10 boys and 10 girls from Year 3 and Year 4 to compete in track and field events. The children got to use Sportshall Athletics equipment such as Reversa Boards, Hurdles, Long and Triple Jump mats and other equipment which loaned from City of Norwich Athletics Club.

The day started off with obstacle relays for the boys and girls, before the girls taking to the track and the boys taking to the field. The girls then competed on the track and it was the boys turn to head to the field events. The track turned quickly into a javelin event and speed bounce was being delivered at the same time, before ending the day on 4 x 1 relays.

George Harmer, Community Sport Project Officer for the SSP commented.

“It was great to see children from different schools cheer their friends on from different schools and compete against each other too. It was a really good event and nice to see the children enjoy themselves in a competitive environment.” 

At the end of the event, the points were added up to give an overall finish for the schools, find the results from the event here:


  1. Cringleford Primary School (202 points)
  2. Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School (182 points)
  3. Bluebell Primary School (170 points)


  1.  Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School (198 points)
  2.  Cringleford Primary School (178 points)
  3.  Bluebell Primary School (174 points)


For a full list of all the results including combined overall results please click and download here:

To view a gallery of photos from today’s event please visit our Photo Gallery.

The girls team from Crinmgleford Primary School and boys team from St Francis of Assisi Primary School will now be invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Sportshall Athletics Finals on Monday 26th February at the Sportspark.

If your child enjoyed the SSP Yr 3-4 Sportshall Athletics Competition, they why not encourage them to join a local club and you can find them on our Clubs Page.




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