Young stars battle it out in athletics final

More than 130 children participated in the recent Cooper Family Quadkids Athletics Final for Primary School children
More than 130 children participated in the recent Cooper Family Quadkids Athletics Final for Primary School children
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More than 130 children participated in the recent Cooper Family Quadkids Athletics Final for primary school children in Years 3 to 6.

Many more local children have taken part in the Quadkids Athletics Programme as Level 1 (intra) competitions were run by several of the participating schools. The Cooper Family final provided the opportunity for the best athletes from each school to take part in a Level 2 (inter) event and compete against those from other schools, as individuals and as part of a team.

The final was organised by and took place at The Cooper School and was run by an expert team of more than 45 student leaders from Years 8 to 10

There were separate competitions for Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 with a total of 14 teams from Glory Farm, Langford Village, Fringford and Launton Schools taking part.

The Quadkids format enables children of primary school age to have fun participating in the core disciplines of running, jumping and throwing. All athletes completed a quadrathlon, competing in four events: the sprint over 75m or 50m, the run over 600m or 400m, the standing long jump and the vortex howler throw. Results were recorded and totaled to find the best all-round athletes and teams.

Glory Farm and Langford Village took the team honours in the Years 5 and 6 and Years 3 and 4 competitions respectively, while Josiah Edwards-Giraud, Jess Austin, Ben Groves and Sophie Lawrence won individual honours. The winning teams and the first three girls and boys in each age group have qualified for the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership Quadkids final that will take place later in June at The Cooper School.