St Vincents’ won the first Hull Active Schools Primary Panathlon Championships at Costello Stadium. St Vincents’ which had two teams competing on the day and saw their Spitfires team beat six other teams to be crowned champions. 50 children took part in the day alongside 11 leaders. Biggin Hill were second and Mountbatten third.
Students took part in a range of individual and team challenges based around a variety of inclusion sports such as boccia, new age kurling, and polybat.
Mr Plumb, PE Co-ordinator at Biggin Hill said “This is the first time some of the children have won medals. We will present the team in front of assembly next week with the trophy, their silver medals and certificates. I will be huge for this group of children”
Kirsty Cooper, PE Co-ordinator at Craven Primary Aacdemy said “ We had one child who didn’t want to come, he said it would be so boring, he now wants to know when Panathlon is on again and wants to be involved in sport”
Mark Arridge, Hull Active Schools Inclusion Sport Manager said,” Thanks to our partners Panathlon and their sponsors for another fantastic day today, the students and staff loved it! Our range of children enjoyed all aspects of the day.”
Hull Active Schools will be running a secondary Panathlon competition and three primary panathlon competitions in 2018-2019 as part of its broad inclusion sport programme available to primary schools in the city as part of its partnership offer.
Leaders from SM6 Hull participated as officials and Mark again said “ What an experience again for these young leaders, Panathlon certainly provides them with an opportunity not normally afforded to them”
Thanks to Howard Nicholls and Tony Waymouth from Panathlon for organising an outstanding day.
1st St Vincent’s Spitfires
2nd Biggin Hill
4th St Mary Queen of Martyrs
5th St Vincent’s Smashers
6th Craven Academy
7th Spring Cottage