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Sports Hall Athletics

Year ¾ Sportshall Athletics competition

On Wednesday the 12th of February 2020, Berry Hill Primary School attended the year ¾ Sportshall Athletics tournament at Queen Elizibeth’s academy.

In total there were 7 schools that attended.

First, the team got on the bus and everyone was screaming and shouting because they were extremely excited and pumped up. They all looked luxurious in their Berry Hill sports kit.

When we arrived, we sat down in our zone for a quick team talk and then did a little running warm up. Suddenly it was time to start. Some people were starting to feel the nerves.

The first event that took place was the obstacle relay. There were ladders, speed bounce and hurdles. Girls placed 4th and boys placed 2nd.

After, was the over and under relay. You have to hurdle, go under the mat and then repeat. Girls placed 2nd in this activity and boys placed 4th.

The hurdle relay was next. In this race you have to go over hurdles. Girls placed 3rd and the boys placed 2nd.

The field events were next.

5 strides

You have to take 5 long steps and make sure you step as far as you can.

Vertical long jump

What you have to do in this event is you have to put your arms up at the board and make sure they are straight. Then you have to jump up as far as you can and you have some chalk so you can mark where you land.

Long jump

In the long jump you have to a really long jump standing on two feet. You can’t run and jump. It is called a standing long jump.

Soft javelin

In soft javelin, you have to throw the javelin as far as you can so you can get an amazing score.

Speed bounce

In speed bounce you stand on a mat and in the middle of the mat is a hurdle. You have to keep jumping over the hurdle as many times as you can in one minute.

Chest push

In chest push you chuck a ball from your chest and how far you throw it that’s your score.

Back to the races.

The next race was the 1x1 lap relay. For this race each person does 1 lap. Girls placed 1st and boys placed 1st! Well done Olivia, Frankie, Max and George.

 The 2x2 lap relay was next. There is 2 people in this race .You basically have to do the same as the 1x1 lap relay but do 2 laps each.

4x1 lap relay was next. There is 4 people and you each do 1 lap. Girls came 2nd and boys came 1st.

Berry hill primary school tried their best and earned themselves 2nd place! This event couldn’t be possible without the event organizers and the teachers!

By reporter Bonnie

Wednesday 22nd January

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition

Berry Hill attended the Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics tournament at Queen Elizabeth’s academy.

In total there were 7 schools that attended.

First, the team got on the bus and everyone was excited but also a little bit anxious. They all looked amazing and epic in their Berry Hill sports kit.

When we arrived, we sat down in our zone for a quick team talk and then did a little running warm up. Suddenly, it was time to start.

The first event that took place was the obstacle relay. There were ladders, speed bounce and hurdles. The girls came 3rd in this activity and boys came 4th.

After, was the over and under relay. You had to hurdle, go under the bent mat and repeat. The girls came 2nd in this activity and the boys came 4th.

4x1 lap relay was the next activity. All you have to do is run 4x1 laps. The girls came 2nd and the boys came 1st!

After these events were the field events (inside though). The activities were chest push, standing long jump, soft javelin, triple jump, speed bounce and vertical long jump. The children had the responsibility to find their own events and take part.

Once the field events (inside) were complete, we then took part in the rest of the track events.

In the 1+1 you have to run 1 lap and tag a friend. In this activity the girls came 4th and the boys came 1st. 2+2 was the next activity it is basically the same as the 1+1 lap relay but you have to do 2 laps.

 6 lap relay

In this activity you run 6 laps. The girls came 3rd and the boys came 2nd.

At the end the coach announced the scores. We achieved 202 points which earned us 3rd place. We got the bronze medals! Well done Berry Hill!

By Bonnie

Sports Hall Athletics Wednesday 14th February 2018

Berry Hill attended another Mansfield School Games event and this time we competed in the Year 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics. We took a total of 22 children, however, not just any children! These children had been attending the after school sports hall athletics club and had been training very hard for this event!

The children were very excited and we had great support from parents and carers! The place was full and a tight squeeze but the atmosphere was fantastic.

There were 7 other schools that attended and all looked determined to win and give it their best.

The event started with some track events. We had the obstacle relay, over and under relay and the 1 + 1 lap hurdle. The children gave it their best and we came out strong in these events. There was great support from the team, screaming and shouting, it was superb!

Followed by this, we had the field events all held at the same time around the hall. All the children had a go at an activity. We had to compete in, chest push, standing long jump, vertical jump, five strides, speed bounce and javelin. The children did an excellent job as they had to independently find their event around the hall and patiently wait in line for their go. They came back confident and proud as they all gave their best.

After this event, we had a quick drinks break and were ready to continue with the rest of the track events, the relays. We had the, 1 x 1 lap relay, 2 x 2 lap relay and the 4 x 1 lap relay. Even though we were coming to the end of the afternoon we carried on supporting and cheering our team on and the team gave their best in their events.

Once these events were completed, we gathered in teams to find out the results. We did not come out winners, but the children still enjoyed the experience and we were very proud of them. The children were very nervous for the event but they overcome their fears and took part which was fantastic and they all said they would do it again!

Well done Berry Hill Primary!

A huge thank you to the supporters. We all had sore throats the next day from all the shouting! Another thank you to the Mansfield School Games team for organising the event. It ran very smoothly and the children loved it. We will be attending next year!

Mr Wright

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