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Primary school children compete at Stamford Welland Academy cross country

Children demonstrated determination at a rather windy cross country championship on March 9.

The event at Stamford Welland Academy attracted 329 pupils from Stamford’s St George’s, St Gilbert’s and Malcolm Sargent primary schools, Bourne Abbey, Bourne Westfield, William Hildyard in Market Deeping, Deeping St James Primary, Copthill School in Uffington as well as the village schools in Bythams, Barnack, Uffington, Ryhall and Morton.

Twenty-five young leaders from Years 7 to 10 at Stamford Welland Academy developed their communication skills, organisations skills and leadership skills by helping to marshal and organise the event.

Stamford Welland Academy teacher Sarah Campling said: “The weather during the day was extremely windy so the races were challenging for everyone, but the children were committed to finishing them.

"Our own students' behaviour and attitude during the day was fantastic too.

"I felt very proud whilst walking around, seeing them talking to the public and using their own initiative to direct people in the right direction.

"But my favourite part was watching the excitement on all of the primary school children’s faces.

"The event was a great success and I look forward to organising and welcoming all of the primaries to the event next year."

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