Successful Cross Country event

Hundreds of people arrived at Pool Academy to take part in a successful Cross Country event organised for Primary Schools in the area.

The Peninsula Partnership cross country races took place on the school fields just before half term.

It was organised by Patrick Shaughnessy as part of the Peninsula Schools Partnership. More than 300 children from schools turned up along with members of their family and friends.

Helpful students from Pool Academy, dressed in their PE kits, helped with the event by marshalling and leading.

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Julian Hosking, PE teacher at Pool Academy, said: “It was amazing.

“It was great to be involved with the cross country event which saw so many primary schools involved.

“There were more than 300 children competing and a huge amount of parents and families watching and supporting.

“It was a huge participating event and it was great to see so many children taking part.

“The PE department at Pool Academy helped to support the event. We organised for some of our students, the majority from Year 8 and Year 10, to help. They were leaders and were involved in marshalling on the bends and encouraging the children in their running.

“Two of our students were hares for the races to show the children where to run.

“It was brilliant.”

Emily Cromey, Head of Faculty for PE, Music, Art and Drama, said: “It was wonderful to see all or our primary school community coming together and making the most of our fantastic facilities. It was a really great event and everyone enjoyed it.”

Christiana Richardson