Autumn 2 2019 – Year 5 and 6 Indoor Athletics

On Tuesday 26th November, 18 boys and girls from Year 5 and 6 attended an indoor athletics competition at the UEA. The 18 children had taken part in a lunchtime club leading up to the event to practise athletic skills.

When we arrived at the UEA we had to take our places behind our school’s sign and wait for instructions. There were many other schools competing against us but this made us even more determined! Each school had a different colour bib to wear so that the sport leaders could tell us apart.

We then lined up for our events. The boys were called over for their track and field events whilst the girls competed in their events. Each child took part in two track and two field events. These included: obstacle relay, 1+1 lap relay, 2+2 lap relay, 6 lap paarlauf, over/under relay, 4×1 lap relay, chest push, standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump, soft javelin and speed bounce. Overall, we came 11th out of 14 schools. Each child showed great determination and sportsmanship. It was great to see the support and encouragement they were giving each other. During the award ceremony there was a certificate to be won for ‘Team of the Day’. This team had shown excellent teamwork skills, honesty, respect, passion, determination and self-belief. We were so happy when they called Toftwood Junior School to receive the award! Miss Gilfillan and Miss Brown were very proud of the children, they set a great example to all of the other schools. Well done Toftwood Junior School!