Thursday 26th June 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 7 and 8 students from Brooke Weston were among more than 1,000 local children who took part in a mini-triathlon. The Kids of Steel event was sponsored by Corus and comprised a 40m swim, a 1.1km bike ride and finished with a 600m run.
Teacher Mr Gillespie said: 'We took 39 students to the event and they all enjoyed themselves and received a swimming hat, red T-shirt and a medal at the end.' It is the second year that the event, which is open to children aged between 8 and 13 has taken place. This year it is being run at eight 'steel towns' across the UK.
Sarah Middleton, Communications Manager from Corus Tubes said: 'The day was a great success. We enjoyed hosting the event which could not have happened if it wasn't for the support of Corby Borough Council, British Triathlon, the event organisers One Step beyond and our staff at Corus. 50 volunteers from Corus, Corby Borough Council and some from local schools were also essential in making the day safe and well organised. But the biggest thank you goes to the kids, teachers and helpers at Brooke Weston College. It was also good to see, to quote one of our staff from Corus 'the kids being kids!' and we were impressed how well behaved they all were. It made it worthwhile.'