Due to the restrictions so far this year, Cross Country has been rather different at Birchwood Grove. We have been unable to run the traditional Cross Country club at lunchtimes, and the regular Cross Country events between schools have been unable to take place, however.......
As part of the Mid Sussex Active 'VIRTUAL' School Games programme this Autumn Term, Birchwood Grove have taken part in the Cross Country event. Children from Years 3 and 4 ran a 1km course on the school field, whilst children from Years 5 and 6 ran a 1.5 km course. This was optional, and took place at lunchtime, so that no 'bubble crossing' took place. It also took place in the pouring rain! The times for all children ran were recorded, with the top 10 times across Years 3 and 4 and then the top 10 times across Years 5 and 6 being submitted to Mid Sussex Active.
Medals were awarded to the top 3 boys and top 3 girls across Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6. Their times were as follows:
Years 3 and 4 (over a 1km course):
1) Jack = 4:34 2) Connor = 4:41 3) Ben = 4:49
1) Isla = 4:51 2) Lara = 5:07 3) Leonie = 5:18
Years 5 and 6 (over a 1.5km course):
1) Olly = 6:46 2) Felix = 6:50 3) Ben = 6:53
1) Suzie = 7:23 2) Imogen = 8:14 3) Eve = 8:14
Our top 10 times were then matched up against other schools top 10 times in the area, and the results were announced...... The Year 3 and 4's finished a very respectable 7th out of 11 schools, with St Mark's Primary School victorious in this category. The Year 5 and 6's finished again a very respectable 8th out of 14 schools, with Warden Park Primary Academy victorious in this category.
Thank you to everyone that took part in this event here at Birchwood Grove, with such enthusiasm and smiles on their faces.