The week before half term, Miss Brooks and I took 4 teams to the cross country relay event for schools in Basingstoke. This was a first for Great Binfields and the children were really excited. Each member of the team, consisting of four, had to run a certain distance in turn (500 meters for year 3/4 and 600 metres for year 5/6) and work as a team in order to complete this relay event against 16 other schools. Every child worked exceptionally hard and represented Great Binfields excellently, not only running their distance but cheering for their team mates too.
The year 3/4 girls ran first and, after a sprint finish from Sarah, finished 5th.
Next was the turn of the year 3/4 boys, running well and finishing in 6th.
Year 5/6 boys was a tough group but Great Binfields pushed out and came 8th.
The year 5/6 girls ran brilliantly as a team and finished in 3rd place to receive a bronze medal. A special mention to Bethanie, who dug deep and sprinted the last 100 meters to overtake the runner in front ON THE FINISH LINE!! Well done to all the children who took part and a big thankyou to Miss Brooks and the parents who supported.