What a three days of competition we had at Benfield SchoolÂ from Wednesday last week! Over 100 children from Year 1 through to Year 6 competed in thirteen different events. To a child, everyone was a credit to themselves and the school as they displayed great determination, teamwork and sportsmanship whether finishing last or first and everything in between.
It was a particularly fruitful event with Cragside teams and individuals bring home 10 medals (5 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze). A big thank you to Mr Forrester, Mr Chapman, Ms Wyton, Ms Hogg and all theÂ MANY parentsÂ and relativesÂ who came and helped out / supported the children over the three days. Also a big thank you to the office staff who assisted with lots of organisational aspects of what was a massive logistical operation.
Here are the medal winners:
Yr 3/4 Multi Skills – Gold
Yr 3/4 Football – Gold
Josh W – Table Tennis – Gold
Niamh H-B, Abdel A, Alexander W – Archery – Gold
Yr 5/6Â Cross Country – Gold
Yr 3/4 Tag Rugby – Silver
Hannah J – Table Tennis – Silver
Yr 3/4 Boys Cross Country – Silver
Yr 5/6 Girls Cross Country – Silver
Yr 5/6 Boys Football – Bronze
Well done to the Year 1/2 Multi Skills and Cross Country, Yr 3/4Â Girls Cross Country and Â Yr 5/6 Basketball, Netball and Rounders Teams who also took part at the event. You were all fantastic!!!
A few quick highlights…
Sara having to retake a shot after the final whistle of the final group game in the netball competition to win the match 2 – 1 and making the shot!
Jamie R-E saving the final spot kick in a penalty shoot out to take the Year 3/4 footballers through to the final!
Alistair W running on to the finish without one shoe when another runner trod on the back of it (he was the fifth finisher of the Cragside boys and counted towards the points score that helped to win the gold)!
And finally… a teacher from another school emailing to say how delightful our girls had been throughout the netball competition!!