Sporting Events and Achievements
Telford Year 6 Rowing Teams Compete in County Final.
It has been a long journey to make it to today’s Rowing County final. But it has been a wonderful journey.
As always, we aim to run a level 1 event at school so all the children, who are eligible, can take part. Early this academic year, the Year 6 children were given the opportunity to take part in this intra school event. They were asked to row for a minute and a half on our Concept 2 rower and it was a fantastic sight to see. The sounds of cheering and ‘Row, Row, Row!’ could be heard around school. From this, we were able to choose the 4 girls and 4 boys who would go through to the next round, the Level 2 event.
The Level 2 event, an inter school event, with 17 schools taking place from around the Leamington, Kenilworth, Southam and Warwick area. Our rowers worked very hard and were fabulous at supporting each other and the other teams. As there were so many schools wanting to take part this year there were several heats, so we found out the results a little later. We were so pleased to find out that both our girls team and boys team had won the event and we were invited onto the County Final.
On Tuesday 8th March, the County Final took place at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre. We were excited but also nervous as this is such a big event. Schools come from all over the Midlands, from Solihull, Coventry and all over Warwickshire. There were 16 schools in both the girls’ and boys’ competitions. They had to row individually for a minute and a half and then there is the team relay. The children had to row 1 minute each, but they have to change over from one rower to another as quickly as they could. I was so proud of the children’s behaviour and attitude to the event. They were determined and incredibly supportive of each other. Having an excellent attitude at these events is so important and our pupils really shone. It was tough competition, but we gave it everything we could. The result was the boys came 12th and the girls came 9th. We are so proud of all their efforts. This was a Schools Games event and they defiantly made sure they followed the Schools Games Values.
Claire Woodcock, PE lead.