King’s Meadow students impress at school games

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A GROUP of 10 Year 5 and 6 students from King’s Meadow Primary School came an exceptional fifth out of 200 schools in the Quadkids event at the Oxfordshire School Games.

The students were treated to a special day, which started with British Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering giving a speech about her sporting experiences before an opening ceremony.

The Quadkids event consisted of four events that all children took part in and recorded a time or distance that got collated together for a team score.

The four events were 75m sprint, 600m, Vortex throw and Long Jump.

Some of the stand out performers from King’s Meadow were Jennie Proctor, who finished with the second fastest time (2.01 mins) in the 600m, and Elen Holt who came second in the standing long jump with a leap of 2.12m.

Both girls also finished joint fourth in the overall standings.

Once the event was finished, the students had the chance to meet Sir Roger Bannister, who was attending the event.

Ryan Cross, a member of the team, said at the end: “This is the best sports day ever.”