On Sunday 3rd March twenty children from St Joseph's competed in the Sedgemoor Schools Biathlon Championships. This event has always been extremely popular with many local schools in the area and this year was no different with 198 children taking part!
For St Joseph's this was the first time the school has actively promoted the competition with the children . Previous years have relied upon mentions in assembly and posters displayed around the school with only a few children choosing to participate. With the quality of swimmers we now have exceeding the required 25m mark set by the Government, accompanied with the fantastic cross country runners we have, it seemed an ideal opportunity to encourage the children to try something a little different in the form of a biathlon.
Entry costs for the event were funded by the School Sports Premium funding and the numbers choosing to participate reflected the children's interest. Reports from Mrs Williams and Mr Lawrence who attended the event said that all twenty athletes from St Joseph's were a credit to the school and their parents. A special mention goes out to Matilda who finished 2nd in the Year 6 Girls category, Phoebe who was 2nd in the Year 4 Girls category and to Kobe (Year 5 Boys) and Matilda (Year 3 Girls) who both won their respective categories.
A huge well done to everyone who took part and I look forward to next years competition.