ROTARY QUADKIDS ATHLETICS 2017

An annual sports competition featuring local Primary Schools

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On a warm afternoon in June, nine local Primary Schools gathered at Holyrood Academy to contest the annual Chard Rotary QuadKids Competition.

Now in its' ninth ye, the event follows a format set by QuadKids and England Athletics with students competing in 4 events, Standing Long Jump, Howler Throw, 75 metre Sprint and 600m Run.

Competitors compete against others in their year group and scor points for their school based on how fast they run or how far they jump or throw.

This year a total of 105 pupils from Buckland St. Mary, Chard, Chardstock, Combe St. Nicholas, Manor Court, Redstart, Greenfylde/Swanmead and Thorncombe schools competed for individual medals and a perpetual trophy which is awarded to the school obtaining the highest overall score.

After a stiff, but friendly competition, Redstart School were, with 1519 points, successful in retaining the trophy that they had previously won. Second were Greenfylde/Swanmead wit 1221 points and third Buckland St. Mary with 1109 points.

The trophy and medals were presented by Chard Mayor Gary Shortland and Rotary Assistant Governor Dennis Stevens.

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