Friday 14th December 2007 by C. Freeman
Children from three local primary schools visited Brooke Weston for an afternoon of sports. About 60 children took part in activities including sprinting, hurdles, javelin, jumps and long distance relays.
The event was one of the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston sports partnership's annual fixtures with Brigstock, Corby Old Village and Gretton primary schools competing against each other in an 'indoor athletics event.'
Brooke Weston teacher, Jim Gillespie was pleased with the participation of the primary children, but also the help given by College students to make sure the event ran smoothly. He said: 'Students from Years 11 and 12 did their community sports leaders award in the last school holiday. As part of that they have to do 10 hours' service and so this afternoon contributed towards their awards. Our students were recording, instructing, guiding and encouraging, and without their help we couldn't have run the event. It was really successful, the kids loved it, noise levels were high and some parents even came to watch.'
Gretton Primary won on the day and so their team will go through to meet other schools in the school sports partnership sports-hall athletics final.