Children from Years 5 and 6, from Barrow Hills and neighbouring primary schools took part in the pre-Christmas run, undeterred by the cold and muddy conditions, designed to unite children in the local community.
Starting in the sports field, the race continued through the centre of School, past the art department and the science labs, down the drive, around the perimeter of the School grounds, finishing with a final lap of the field. The large group of children were split according to year group and gender and the field was highly competitive, with over 70 runners in each race.
After all that physical exertion the children were treated to a delicious hot snack, and chilly parents to tea and cake, which was extremely well received!
Organiser James Clarke, sports coach at Barrow Hills, said, “It was lovely to see so many children here today not only enjoying the benefits of running in the great outdoors but also having the opportunity to forge new friendships. We are privileged to be set in a fantastic location with access to the beautiful 33-acre estate that provides superb sporting facilities as well as a variety of outdoor learning opportunities. As far as we are concerned, every child that took part is a winner, it was wonderful to witness the camaraderie and genuine sporting spirit amongst all the competitors. I would also like to thank our older children who helped direct and encourage the runners around the course and make the event run so smoothly.”