Gallery: Athletics day success for Hatfield school's pupils

OAK View School finished top of the pile at the annual Hatfield and District Primary Schools Athletics meet, held at Gosling Sports Park. The school held off a strong challenge from Green Lanes School to win overall by 10 points. Delighted teacher at the

OAK View School finished top of the pile at the annual Hatfield and District Primary Schools Athletics meet, held at Gosling Sports Park.

The school held off a strong challenge from Green Lanes School to win overall by 10 points.

Delighted teacher at the school Alison Prentice was proud of the young stars who tasted success.

She said: "It's amazing really as the school has only been open two years.


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"Last year we finished fourth, so to win this year is a superb achievement.

"The whole school has not stopped smiling since, we are really all just buzzing at the moment.

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"The kids are all still walking around in their medals and looking at the trophy every day, it's brilliant."

Ten schools from Hatfield and district took part all entering children from Year 3 to Year 6.

There were approximately 500 children at the event and lots of parents went along to support.

Competitors took part in both track and field events.

Event organiser Amanda Looney said: "The day was very well supported. Lots of parents and staff from all the schools were there to cheer the children on despite the wind and rain.

"The children all enjoyed taking part and the spirit during the events was good between the schools.

"Overall the day was a real success. The children all took part with enthusiasm and the support from staff and parents was encouraging."

Young leaders from local secondary schools were there to help with the events.

Alison added: "Everyone enjoys the athletics day, so we are already looking forward to next year.

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