Well done and congratulations to our Year 8 girls (Izzy Sykes, Tamsin Latham and Rosie Griffiths) who won the District Mountain Biking event recently at Dene Magna School and Forest High… onwards to the County School Games at Hartpury in June!! After a tremendous effort put in by Year 8 boys, Jack Harris, Jack Morton and Callum Jones, (who we thought had also won the event, but after a mix -up with the scores) came second. Our Year 7 girls and boys also gained second places in the event and are to be commended. A huge thank you to all for taking part and being wonderful sporting ambassadors for Lakers!
The Year 7 and 8 event was invitational to all six Forest Schools. Lakers entered teams into both year groups with two girls’ teams in Year 7 (five teams in total). The event is a two-race event with the team who completes the most laps within the 30-minute time frame (over the two races), winning the competition. The winning team in Year 8 will go to the County School Games held at Hartpury on 16th June. For the Year 7’s this was a taster competition in preparation for next year. The Year 9 and 10 competition got underway this week, with the first of the two races held at Lakers and the second at the Dean Academy next week. The winners from these age groups will also join the Year 8’s at the County event in June.
Stop Press – news just in as we go to publication. After the first race the Year 10 girls are in 1st place, Year 10 and 9 boys in 2nd and Year 9 girls are sitting in 3rd and 4th. The second race takes place next Thursday!