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Hampshire Games

Yesterday we took 30 children, split across three teams, to the Hampshire Games!


The Hampshire Games are the culmination of the sporting year and are an opportunity for the best teams from each district to compete against each other. The standard of competition is incredibly high.


The athletics team qualified after finishing second in the Basingstoke event and competed against 19 other schools yesterday. All the children took part in a 75m sprint, a howler throw, a long jump and then a 600m race. Each of these events scored points for the team. After a full day of competition, the children had scored really well and finished 10th. It is a fantastic achievement as this means the team were the 10th best in the whole of Hampshire. 


The tri-golf team also finished second in the Basingstoke event and qualified for the Hampshire games. They competed against 12 other schools across a range of golf skills, again scoring points for the team. They played really well across the skills and finished 6th Overall, beating the team that had previously won the Basingstoke competition!


Finally, a team of 12 Year 3/4 children competed in the multi-skills festival, this was the first time a Basingstoke school had competed at this event. The children completed a range of skills but unfortunately, the afternoon events were cancelled due to the rain. All the children still had a fantastic time!


Well done to everyone who represented the school and upheld not only the school values but also those of the Hampshire Games (determination, passion, respect, honesty, teamwork and self-belief)!