Purbrook Junior School

Athletics

Our first introduction into the Schools’ Athletics calendar takes place during the Autumn 2 half term with Indoor Athletics. This club takes place in the school hall and includes all the disciplines expected in the Sports Hall Competition – Sprint/Standing Long Jump/Standing Triple Jump/Target Throw/Chest Push/Javelin/Relay. Children are selected to represent the school at the local and area (if qualifying) competitions. Last year we won the local Indoor Athletics competition and took part in the area finals.

During the spring and summer months our outdoor Athletics Club commences. The emphasis is on short and middle distance running, jumping and throwing. Once again, children can be selected from this club to represent the school at local competitions. Every year we attend Havant & Waterlooville Schools Quad Kids competition and the South East Hampshire Athletics meeting at the Mountbatten Centre. Last year we won the local Quad Kids competition and represented Havant in the Hampshire Games. At the SE Hants Mountbatten competition we won 4 out of the 5 trophies available and several individual medals.

Athletics is coached by Mr Baines (Sports4Primary). For further information contact Mrs Kennett at the school office.