Cockburn John Charles Academy hosted the Shield and Trophy Finals for the JESS Cluster Primary Programme this week, with Beeston Primary crowned the overall champions. Monday saw Hunslet St. Mary’s begin their introduction into the Cluster with entry into the Shield competition and it was they who came out victorious ahead of Low Road in second. St Mary’s demonstrated some powerful running and athleticism and will surely be challenging for more silverware in the upcoming events. The most impressive display of the night however, came from third place Clapgate who demonstrated excellent baton technique in the relay and posted a score of 114 points; 28 points higher than their effort in the heats.
The Trophy final, in which the highest placed schools from the heats competed, took place on Wednesday 17th October. The atmosphere was deafening with pupils from Sharp Lane, Windmill, Ingram Road, Beeston and St Joseph’s all cheering on their schools to take first place. Sportsmanship, ability and competitiveness was on full show throughout, with pupils and staff representing their schools with pride. Once again the Cockburn John Charles Sports Leaders took control of the event; demonstrating techniques, measuring distances and inputting scores. Only 4 points separated third and second, with the Music Federation taking another Silver position as Windmill pipped St Joseph’s but it was Beeston who took the Gold with a huge score of 192 points.
A big thank you to the staff for giving up their time to attend the events and the sports leaders for helping to ensure they ran smoothly. Most of all thank you and well done to the pupils of the JESS Cluster schools for competing and displaying the Cockburn John Charles values and expectations in the process. I look forward to seeing you all again at the next event!
Primary Sports Coordinator