KS1 Quadkids – An Afternoon of Athletics Fun!
The first KS1 competitive sports event of the summer term saw a team of eight VERY excited pupils head off to Priestlands this week to take part in the first of three ‚Quadkids’ athletics events.
The ‘Quad Kids’ format gives pupils the chance to compete in four disciplines: individual running, throwing, jumping and relay, with school teams rotating around events together. The format allows athletes to focus on achieving personal bests rather than competing directly against other schools. Each distance/time achieved over the afternoon is recorded and the best scores contribute to an overall team score so that teams can be ranked at the end of the event.
Team MOSPS were all smiles as they set off and the sun was smiling too! All of our athletes were keen to give their best and to have fun! They were paired with Brockenhurst Primary and both schools rotated around the four activity stations together.
It was straight into the Standing Long Jump for our athletes and then everybody hurtled down the track for the 50m sprint, notching up some great times to contribute to the overall score. Next up was the ‘Vortex Throw’ and once again each member of team MOSPS gave their all, throwing some impressive distances.
The final event on the quadkids rotation was the 150m run, which really tested their stamina! Mrs Rand said that she could not have asked for any more from any of our athletes, who each gave 100% and supported one another’s efforts all afternoon.
The event closed with a whole team ‘cannon’ relay – the organisation of which was rather like herding cats – but it was agreat deal of fun and made sure that everyone ended the afternoon smiling
With Lymington coming 1st, Brockenhurst 2nd and Beaulieu in 3rd spot, there were no medals for 4th place MOSPS this week, but everyone can be proud of the effort they put in to each event. The PSP focus for the event was ‘Excellence’ so a special well done goes to Heidi and Reuben, who were awarded Excellence wristbands for their performances.
Thank you to all the athletes for representing the school so well, to Mrs Rand for managing the team and to all the parents who helped with transport on the day.
Next week it is the turn of the lower juniors to hit the athletics field.