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Sports Hall Athletics County Finals

Posted on: 10/12/2018

After our success at the Level 1 KS3 Sports Hall Athletics at Crown Hills Community College in November, the Babington Academy inclusive sports team took to the road again to represent West Leicester at the County Finals at Alyestone Leisure Centre on Friday 7th December 2018. The team was made up of 8 students who qualified from the previous competition.

 

The team completed a circuit of activities which included speed bounce; target throws; high stepper; chest push and javelin. There were many outstanding performances with each individual challenging themselves to achieve excellence. In particular we are very proud to have had three of the team achieving scores of a national standard. The Babington team were model sportspeople throughout, constantly cheering and encouraging both their own teammates and individuals from other teams.

 

The ethos of our inclusive sports team has always been to experience new opportunities with positive attitudes. However, after an excellent day of sporting performance and attitude, the icing on the cake was a 3rd place finish for the team. This is a monumental achievement and is first for any inclusive team at Babington!

 

The final comment of the day as students arrived back at Babington summed up the impact of the event, ‘Thank you for giving me the opportunity, this is why we are proud to be Babington!’