Yr 3-6 Cross Country Competition

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Date(s) - 03/11/2023
10:30 am - 1:50 pm

Earlham Park
Earlham Road


Event Description

Schools are invited to enter up to 10 boys and 10 girls from each of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to take part in the event. The order of events and approximate race distances will be as below;

  • Yr 3 girls = 1400m
  • Yr 3 boys = 1400m
  • Yr 4 girls = 1400m
  • Yr 4 boys = 1400m
  • Yr 5 girls = 1600m
  • Yr 5 boys = 1600m
  • Yr 6 girls = 1600m
  • Yr 6 boys = 1600m

This event is part of the Norfolk School Games and the top 10 boys and girls in each year group will be invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Finals on Wednesday 22nd November at High Lodge in Brandon.

What is the objective of the event?

The Event Theme for this event is Compete. The event aims to give pupils the opportunity to compete against pupils from other schools.

The Intent of the event is to “promote success and achievement” 

For more information about our SSP Event Themes and Intents  CLICK HERE

Which schools is the event open to?

The event is open to pupils from all SSP schools.

What clothing/footwear should pupils wear?

The competition will be held outside at Earlham Park with no access to indoor facilities so please ensure your team are appropriately dressed for the weather conditions on the day. Schools might like to bring a gazebo or ground sheet to protect their belongings. Students should also bring a water bottle.

Can parents spectate? 

Spectators are welcome to attend the event. PLEASE NOTE – There is very limited parking available at the Earlham Park.

Will transport be provided?

We are pleased to be able to offer SSP member schools free transport to this event if needed. When booking, please indicate on the booking form whether you require transport and the total number of seats required (pupils + adults). Transport times will be confirmed once the booking deadline has passed, and transport has been booked.

Photo and video consent

We would like to use photos and videos of the event to celebrate the pupils and schools who have taken part via a variety of media including the internet, social media, newspapers and newsletters.  

It is the responsibility of the participating school to ensure that they have asked parents/guardian for permission for photos and videos of all participants to be taken by City Academy Norwich (NSSP) staff or an official event photographer.  

To view our full Photo and Video Consent Policy please follow link. 

Risk Assessment

A risk assessment for the event will be emailed to schools prior to the event. 


Schools are reminded of the following safeguarding responsibilities at all SSP events. 

How to enter

To enter your students please complete the below booking form and press “submit”.

Entry deadline

The deadline for entering the event is Friday 13th October.

Support available

If you have any questions about the event or would like some support to help prepare your pupils, please email l.hunter@canorwich.org  


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