Running, Javelin, Triple Jump and more!


With the opening line ‘ We want you to make as much as noise as you can today’ The children, staff and parents did not disappoint.

On Thursday 14th March we welcomed Adam from Sportshall Athletic to the UEA Sportspark to deliver our Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 Sportshall Athletic Competition. With 400 children attending the day – it was a fun, fast paced, noisy event.

Schools were invited to bring teams of 10 boys and 10 girls from each year group to take part in lots of different indoor track and field events. Each pupil took part in 3 activities.  Field activities included – vertical jump, chest push, soft javelin, speed bounce and many more. Track events included  – Obstacle relay, hurdles and over/under relay.

Thank you to all the schools that attended….

  • Tuckswood Academy
  • Charles Darwin Primary
  • Cringleford Primary
  • Valley Primary Academy
  • Lakenham Primary
  • St Michaels Junior
  • Little Melton Primary
  • West Earlham Junior
  • Bluebell Primary
  • Notre Dame Prep

As with any event we need great sports leaders and Hethersett Academy provided these in abundance. Adam briefed the 16 leaders on arrival and they were left to lead each activity. Recording every score to find out where each school placed.

The runners up and winners were:

Year 3 & 4

  • 1st – West Earlham Junior
  • 2nd –  Cringleford Primary
  • 3rd – Little Melton Primary

Year 5 & 6

  • 1st – Cringleford Primary
  • 2nd – West Earlham Junior
  • 3rd – Charles Darwin Primary


We had some super feedback from the children…

‘Today has been so fun’

I loved racing against other schools’

‘It was fun and joyful, as well as tiring’

‘ My favourite event was the over and under relay’

Who are Sportshall Athletic CLICK HERE If your child is looking to find a local Athletics club visit our Club Links page on our website

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