Ardleigh Green pupils make it six of the best at Havering Sportshall Athletics event

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 December 2017

Ardleigh Green Juniors won the Havering Sportshall Athletics Championships for a sixth year in a row

Ardleigh Green Juniors won the Havering Sportshall Athletics Championships for a sixth year in a row


Ardleigh Green Juniors were the big winners at the Havering Sportshall Athletics event as they won for the sixth year in a row.

Action from the Havering Sportshall Athletics Championships Action from the Havering Sportshall Athletics Championships

The school won the year five and six competition last Wednesday, then also claimed the year three and four honours the next day.

The victories mean both Ardleigh Green teams advance to the qualifiers for the London School Games Spring finals in March.

The event took place at the Hornchurch Sports Centre and saw over 1,000 children competing from numerous schools in across Havering.

The year five and six children were first to compete and it was a highly competitive day where the standard was higher than ever before.

The children took part in six relay and track events as well as six field events, gaining points for their teams depending on how well they did.

By the end of the day Ardleigh Green Juniors were victorious once again, but they were not the only winners as Values awards were handed out to different schools.

Passion awards were handed out to Parsonage Farm, Upminster, Langtons, Harold Wood, Gidea Park and Crowlands, while Self Belief awards were awarded to Hacton, Elm Park, Mawney Foundation, Branfil, Mead and Rainham Village.

A day later it was time for the year three and four children to take part and Ardleigh Green proved their pedigree once more.

Determination awards went to Whybridge, James Oglethorpe, Squirrels Heath, St Edwards, Primary and Suttons, while Respect Awards were handed to Benhurst, Scotts, RJ Mitchell, Dame Tipping, Drapers Brookside and Harrow Lodge.

The most prestigious award handed out over the two days was the School Games Gold Mark Award, a government-led scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition in their school and the community.

Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

Benhurst, Parsonage Farm, Upminster Junior, Scotts, Ardleigh Green, Clockhouse and Engayne were all awarded the gold mark for the 2016/17 academic year.

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