09 Dec

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Regional Cross Country- Wednesday 7th December 2016

On Wednesday 7th December 2016, four Focus schools arrived at Hindhead Campus – Wilton, Linton Park, Kenley and Hindhead. The introduction to the day, the outline of what the students had to do and a brief video mapping of the route to be taken was presented by Mr Lang, the Hindhead PE Teacher.  All students were given a number and a coloured bib to help identification at the finish line. After the presentation, all of the students walked to the starting point where two Sixth Form students provided a mass group warm up.

The race took place in the Devil’s Punchbowl National Trust Park, which backs onto Hindhead school grounds, and followed a set route laid out by the Trust. The boys’ course was approx. 4km and the girls with an alternative finish point of approx. 3.6km. The students set off in Year groups (separate boys and girls) at 5 minute intervals to ease congestion on the route. Staff from all schools were helping with timings for each race.

Throughout the course there were Sixth Form students acting as course marshalls as well as first aiders and they provided directions and motivation for all the students.

During the race three accidents happened in which two of our students were slightly hurt – Mackenzie and Krystal. Luckily no major injuries were noted except for grazed knee and elbow and a painful knee. Mackenzie was given plasters and her wound cleaned and Krystal received a little help from one of the teachers to reach the finish line after which she was transported back to the Campus.

Once all students have finished the course they all went back to the school for lunch and the final presentation.

After lunch, Hindhead Campus headmaster, Mr Still, presented individual students with medals for coming 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective races, and also presented the trophy to the winning house – Warriors (Green).  Kenley Campus had a representative coming up on stage twice, for her joint 1st place medal in Year 7 Girls and then for the wining house – Skye Wheeler.

We would like to congratulate all participants of this event for their hard work and persistence in completing the running course and hope that our Campus will continue to contribute in such events in future.

Fantastic work, Kenley! Well done!

Mrs Zmuda

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