Both our Year 7 and Year 8 Boys Athletics teams are District Champions!
At the District Athletics on Wednesday 5 June 2019, hosted by Thomas Keble School, our young athletes did themselves, and the school, proud!
Nearly 40 pupils were in our Year 7 Boys, Year 7 Girls, Year 8 Boys and Year 8 Girls athletics teams. Pupils competed in Track - 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m and Relay - and Field - Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump - events. The pupils were selected based on their performance either in PE lessons, training sessions or trials.
Year 7 pupils started with Track events and then swapped to Field. The Year 8 teams did the opposite. The meet finished with Relays for both Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. A number of wins by individuals combined with the relay team wins meant that the Deer Park Year 7 Boys and Year 8 Boys teams both finished 1st and are thus District Champions! Our girls' teams also did really well with our Year 7 Girls finishing 2nd (just 1 point behind the winners) and Year 8 Girls finishing 6th. What an event!
Mr Cumming, PE Teacher, said “This was an outstanding afternoon for Cirencester Deer Park School. Our pupils demonstrated superb athletic ability combined with strong resilience and I am really pleased for them. They showed superb behaviour and a responsible attitude throughout the event.”
Congratulations to all members of these four athletics teams and in particular we mention the following pupils who won their event:
YEAR 7 BOYS: 1st
200m: James B (7DO)
800m: James B (7DO)
High Jump: Sam K (7FR)
Shot Put: Patrick B (7DU)
Relay Team: William D (7DO), James B (7DO), Dom P (7LI), Sam K (7FR)
Team: William D (7DO), James B (7DO), Sam K (7FR), Patrick B (7DU), Wilf R (7NI) and Dom P (7LI).
YEAR 7 GIRLS: 2nd
Discus: Eliza D (7DU)
Javelin: Rose M (7DE)
Relay Team: Amber F (7DU), Grace P (7DU), Ella W (7LI), Emma G (7FR)
Team: Ella W (7LI), Antonia F (7NI), Amber F (7DU), Isabelle T (7FR), Emma G (7FR), Darcey H (7FR), Caitlin W (7JE), Lyta H (7DO), Rose M (7DE), Grace P (7DU) and Eliza D (7DU).
YEAR 8 BOYS: 1st
100m: Arthur M (8DU)
200m: Arthur M (8DU)
Long Jump: Charlie R (8FR)
Relay Team: Arthur M (8DU), Ben G (8TU), Max L (8TU), Oliver D (8FR)
Team: Arthur M (8DU), Ben G (8DU), Harry W (8JE) , Tobias E (8JE), Charlie R (8FR), Oliver D (8FR), George E (8DU), Will N (8JE), Alex D (8JE) and Max L (8TU).
YEAR 8 GIRLS: 6th
Team: Daisy T (8DE), Coco P (8FR) Sophie P (8JE), Beth C (8FR), Isla C (8TU, Lilly B (8DO), Abigail W (8DO) and Tamsin H (8DE).
Sam (Year 7): “The event was very exciting and it felt good to be part of a team.”
Rose (Year 7): “It was very nice because it was my first opportunity to compete in an athletics event for the school.”
Tobias (Year 8): “It was very fun and the competition was challenging.”
Head of PE, Mrs Hacker, said “The pupils were absolutely superb during the evening and I was absolutely blown away by the performances in the Relay.”
County Athletics Trials
On Saturday 8 June 2019 a number of our Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 pupils were competing at the County Athletics Championships Trials in Cheltenham at the Prince of Wales Stadium. Their results are as follows:
400m: Sam H (11JE) 1st
Long Jump: Sam H (11JE) 3rd
1500m: Luke P (11JE) 1st
300m: Amber D (10DO) 5th
100m: Hugo O (9DO) 7th
75m Hurdles: Amelia H (9TU) 2nd
Triple Jump: Tyler J (9DU) 4th
We are waiting for confirmation of the County Athletics team. Congratulations to all our participants.
The annual Deer Park Sports Day takes place on Wednesday 10 July 2019. There will be more information shared with pupils closer to the date but they should come to school in PE kit that day, with books and equipments for their first two lessons. We recommend that all pupils bring a bottle (preferably reusable) of water. Pupils should make decisions regarding sun cream, hat, jumper, waterproof jacket etc depending on the weather forecast.