Emmaville Primary School

Year 5 Sports Hall Athletics

19th October 2023

A group of 30 Year 5 students went to the world-famous Gateshead International Stadium for a Sports Hall Athletics competition.  There, they competed against eight other schools in relay races and hurdles in the track events, and also field events that included the standing long jump, soft javelin and speed-bounce.  The children showed great determination and resilience, as well as fantastic support for each other, as they competed against what turned out to be mostly Year 6 teams.  Even though they didn't win, there were quite a few of the track events where they came in the top three.  It was a great afternoon, and they all enjoyed themselves immensely.