Wokingham School Games Quadkids

8th June 2018

With the summer sports well and truly underway, it was time for the Shinfield St. Mary’s athletics team to take to the stage. The squad consisted of 10 children from Year 5 and 6, with the exception of one Year 4 child who stepped up on the day to cover for an absent member of the original squad. There were 11 schools competing throughout the afternoon with another 11 schools having competed during the morning session. Points were scored depending on times and distances over the 75m sprint, 600m long distance, standing long jump and howler throw. The Shinfield children, once again, showed their resilience during their events and they more than held their own against their competitors. The results of each event were collected in and it was announced the following day that Shinfield had scored 7th place out of 22 schools, narrowly missing out on 6th place by one point (which equates to 50cm on the howler throw!). Further good news followed – one of our Year 5 boys individually scored 2nd out of the 220 Wokingham pupils. This was a fantastic individual achievement and added huge value to the team’s overall points score.