After taking part in the year 5&6 Olympic day last year at the EIS, our children were thrilled to find out we had been invited back for a second year!
During the event, that last for the whole of the day, our children were able to take part in many different Olympic style events such as the long jump, javelin, relay and other track and field events. In the morning children were taking part in different heats within their groups, with everyone aiming to be in the top group for the finals in the afternoon. With only 6 places available in group A and 23 schools competing, our children had to work hard to secure their spot. However, after dinner the groups were announced and our children had managed to obtain enough points in the heats to grab us a place in that top group!
The finals in the afternoon were much harder for us and our children knew that they would have to dig even deeper than they did in the morning and they certainly delivered! After all the finals had finished the final standings were announced and Tankersley had managed to finish the competition 5th overall out of the 23 schools that were competing. The children were then invited back on to the track to pick up their medals for finishing in the top group.
I would like to say a huge congratulations from everyone at Tankersley to all the children that competed. You all worked extremely hard and it showed. We are all very proud!