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National Cross-Country Championships

Last Saturday Jay from Year 5 represented Kent in the above competition. Jay qualified by coming third in the Kent Championships last November and was one of ten boys running for Kent in the Year 5 race, which was a little under 2,000 meters.

In a field of 275 of the best age group runners in the entire country Jay came 15th, a truly brilliant achievement of which he can be very proud. Furthermore, Kent came third in the team event and here we see Jay with his medal together with other members of the team. Pictured with them is the Olympic athlete, Jenny Meadows, who presented trophies and medals on the day.

Well done Jay!

Kent Under 11 Sportshall Athletics Decathlon

Last Sunday (14th January) six children competed in the above competition held at the Stour Centre in Ashford. Children from all over the county attended and as you would expect the standard of competition was very high, with many children sporting logos on their kit from local athletics clubs. The ten events included jumping (vertical, long and triple jumps), throwing (both accuracy and distance), balancing, agility and running. The children were kept busy for nearly four hours of non-stop activities competing in groups and ten and rotating around the arena at each event. The children representing East Borough were: Munashe, Harvey, Rebecca, Gabby, Maya and Isabella.

At the end of the competition with almost 120 children competing, spread equally between girls and boys we were delighted to learn that Munashe was 19th and Harvey 21st, while of the girls Isabella was 25th and Gabby 26th. There were also some fine individual performances in certain events. Isabella was first overall in the balance test, while Rebecca was 6th in the javelin. For the boys, Harvey had the 3rd longest chest push and wa also 6th in the javelin, while Munashe was 3rd in the triple jump and 5th in the vertical jump.

Well done to everyone and thanks to all the parents who gave up their Sunday morning to bring their children to the competition and support them.

On Saturday 18th November, 12 children took part in the Kent Junior School Cross Country Championship held at Detling. Over 80 schools from across Kent were represented, with over a 1000 runners taking part. East Borough's star performer was Jay, who came third in the Year 5 boy's race. This super performance means that Jay will now represent Kent at the National Championships next March, well done Jay!

Other notable performances were Josh (31st in Year 4 boys), Lauren (34th in Year 5 girls). Our year 5 boy's team of Jay, Kai and Jake came sixth out of 20 teams. Congratulations also to the rest of the runners:

Fred, Christian, Rebecca, Gabby, Jack, Iustin and Harvey and many thanks to the parents (and grandparents) for giving up this time to take their children to this event.

On Friday 17th November, Mr Lee took six children from Year 4 to a mini squash festival held at Rodmersham Squash Club. The children spent the afternoon learning the basics of squash, undertaking some drills and finally had a competition with another school which ended in a draw. The children representing East Borough were Kajus, Harry, Julia, Gracie, Jake and Kaci.