Students brave wind and rain at Olympics day

12-588  Olympics day for Broadfield School at Jarmans Athletic Track, Hemel Hempstead.'Nine years old Louie Nicoll wins the Year Four boys race.
12-588 Olympics day for Broadfield School at Jarmans Athletic Track, Hemel Hempstead.'Nine years old Louie Nicoll wins the Year Four boys race.
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SPORTY youngsters braved the rain and blustery conditions to take part in their school’s very own Olympics day.

The sports day, involving 240 pupils from Broadfield Primary School, was held on Friday at the Jarman Park athletics track.

Matthew Heasman, headteacher at the school in Windmill Road, Hemel Hempstead, said: “We wanted the children to experience a real athletics track. We also introduced extra races this year like the 4x100m relay, to give the pupils a taste of some of the events which normally they would not have the chance to participate in.

“The children loved every minute of it and weren’t deterred in the slightest by the blustery conditions and the rain. They all behaved superbly and really enjoyed participating in competitive sports, making it a truly memorable day.”

“A good number of parents turned up to lend their support and the event was so successful we are thinking of making it a legacy event and holding it again next year.”

The children were split into four teams: green, red, yellow and blue. The red team won the overall competition.

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