By Kirsty Warn

Schools Editor

kirsty@warnfamily.plus.com

Sporting success at Peakirk cum Glinton Primary School

In July 2014, Peakirk cum Glinton Primary school was one of the first primary schools in Peterborough to be awarded the Sainsbury’s Gold School Games Kite mark for PE and sport. Nearly a year on and those standards have been maintained and it is hoped they will be awarded the Gold again this year.

The school is very proud of the numbers of children who attend the after school cross country club on a Tuesday. Nearly one third of the Key Stage 2 children participate in this club and their commitment and achievements have been recognised in the Peterborough area. In March this year, both boys and girls teams took third place in the cross country relay challenge organised by Werrington Joggers and Northborough School. Later, the same month, the girls’ team took first place in the Peterborough Schools Soke Cross country competition organised by Stanground College.

The success of Peakirk cum Glinton’s cross country club is the ethos that all children can run.  Achievement is personal and measured by individual success. The children train as a team but on their own personal fitness and listen to their teacher’s instruction on how to develop their own endurance and speed. The children are also taught how to safely stretch their legs muscles after each session, which is a skill they now have for life.

On Tuesday 28th April  Triathlon sensation Kayleigh Adams visited the cross country club and supported the children whilst they were training. Kayleigh lives locally and represents Great Britain in her age group for Triathlon. She is currently in championship season and shared her experiences of what she does with the children. Kayleigh is also supporting a new triathlon group that has opened its doors in the village of Deeping (digdeepntri@gmail.com) and was very encouraged by what she saw at Peakirk cum Glinton. She has promised to visit the children again and see their progress.

In addition to this the school also gives pupils the opportunity to develop other sports and runs a well-established Karate (Hicks) and Football club after school.

 

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