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Fantastic Fourth

On an exciting morning at Moorways Leisure Centre in Derby, the children competed extremely well against some very high standard athletes

Chaucer Juniors came 4th in the Year 5/6 County Finals of the Sportshall Athletics competition.

On an exciting morning at Moorways Leisure Centre in Derby, the children competed extremely well against some very high standard athletes from all across Derbyshire.

Due to the nature of the separate heats & time-trial element of the track races and not knowing the state of play in the field events, it is impossible to say at this moment how well the team performed in each individual event. (I will attempt to update this blog with more details if they are forthcoming.) But one thing is certain, Chaucer's participants provided some thrilling moments and can all be immensely proud of the final position of 4th best in the entire county. It is one of the school's best ever sporting achievements and according to Rhian Lilley of the Erewash School Sports Partnership, it is the highest ever placing by an Erewash School at the County athletics (large school) finals, so that's another feather in their caps!

Congratulations to Cavendish Close Junior School, who won the event and, based on the wide winning margin, were evidently worthy winners!

The atmosphere was brilliant and the behaviour and application of our pupils was outstanding, so as a reward for all their efforts the children were treated to chips & sausage at George's Tradition!

Thanks to the children for making this such a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. Thanks to Mrs Wheeldon, Mrs Wheatley, Mr Wheatley, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Branderick, Mrs Bloor and Miss Mee for their help at the event and/or on training nights. More thanks to Kirk Hallam Community College for providing practice facilities / equipment for us to use. Yet more thanks to everybody that tried out for the team. Finally, thank you to all the parents and Mrs Upton for supporting this project throughout (and for providing a live Twitter feed from Moorways!).

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