Monday 15th May saw the School Games Cycling competition come to Sponne. The competition consists of an individual sprint race, a technical course and a team relay. There were 6 schools entered each with teams of 3 girls and 3 boys, all from year 7.
Sponne girls got off to a flying start in their individual races finishing with two 1st and a 2nd place and the boys followed suite with 1st, 2nd and 4th place. The technical course is where all the drama took place, we experienced broken shoes and tangled peddles but our tenacity and team spirit proved unbeatable. Sponne won 3 of our 6 technical races and came 2nd in the final relay. As a result of such a fantastic performance Sponne were crowned District Champions!!!! And will be attending the next round on the 6th July at the Summer School Games.
Six Individual medals were on offer to the top three riders of the day for both boys and girls, and Sponne took home three of them:
- Lotty Dawson – 1st placed girl
- Maddie Pritchett – 2nd placed girl
- Tom Blewett – 1st placed boy
What was also very commendable was the team spirit and support our students showed each other, especially when things didn’t go our way, they cheered and encouraged to give each other the strength to finish in style. Well done everyone we are incredibly proud of you all!
- Lotty Dawson
- Maddie Pritchett
- Freya Shepherd
- Tom Blewett
- Seb Nelson
- Mitchell Boffin