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Medals at Moorways!

Congratulations to Chaucer Junior School's Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics team

Well done to Chaucer Junior School's Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics team for a fantastic 3rd place finish in the Derbyshire County Finals at Moorways, Derby. This result equals the best the school has ever achieved at a County Final.

After finishing 4th in Derbyshire last year, we knew it would be very difficult to replicate such a result. To end up going one better is an outstanding achievement and shows what can be accomplished through hard work, determination and teamwork!

Chaucer were delighted (and possibly a little surprised) to be ranked so highly and it was lovely for the children to all come away from a busy day of sprinting, jumping and throwing with bronze medals to show for it after we narrowly missed out in 2014.

Congratulations to Cavendish Close (Derby City) and Deer Park (NE Derbyshire), who were worthy winners and runners-up, respectively. However, we doubt they celebrated their success in as much style as we did, as we stopped by at George's Tradition chip shop for a well-deserved reward!

I would like to thank Mrs Jackson, Mrs Topley, Mrs Wheatley and Mr Wheatley for all their help on the day. Thanks to Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy for allowing us to use their sports hall and facilities to practise. Thanks to Mrs Hayes and Miss Godridge for their assistance at after-school practices preceding the event. Thanks to all the children's parents and carers for their support prior to and/or at the finals. Finally, thanks to the children for their excellent team spirit, positive attitudes and tremendous work ethic, which always makes them a pleasure to work with.

~ Mr Woodcock

For more photos please click here.

[When I get the detailed results sent through in an email, I'll put them in a new blog, so we can see exactly how we fared in each race and field event.]

Girls; Evie Bloor, Evie Sisson, Katelyn Hanson, Macie Lees-Vince, Emma East, Iris Castro, Martyna Kluch, Bethanie Glenn, Charlotte Nuttall, Katie Mill, Aaliyah Proctor, Emily Starbrook and Emily Pickering (c),

Boys; Connor Stevens, Tyler Place, Morgan Wilson, Denver Toplis, Joel Searcy, Sam Parkes, Kyle Spurr, Ethlan Vincent, Cai Murden, Jack Mercer, Benjamin Broderick, Ewan Buda, Finn Elliott-Hufton and Liam Flitter (c).

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