Elm Park Primary School in Hornchurch have won the 2015 Havering Primary Panathlon after a fantastic competition held at the YMCA Thames Gateway in Romford.

The event, which was supported by the Mayor of London, saw a total 74 young people aged 5-11 take part from 10 different schools across the borough.

To increase participation in the competition – which introduces primary-aged children to Panathlon and helps to address basic physical literacy needs – schools that could not field a whole team themselves were brought together to create All-Star Teams.

The borough of Havering has a history of running secondary-aged events, however the primary event is still fairly new to the school calendar. Some of the 74 children had attended this event over the last two years, while for others it was their first time, but the enjoyment, laughter and sense of fulfilment was the same for one and all.

This was in part down to the young leaders from Campion School and Havering College, who did an outstanding job in introducing the events to the youngsters and then helping them achieve personal best scores.

All youngsters went home with medals and certificates -a first for many – with one thrilled student asking: “Have I really just won a medal?” and “Can I keep it?”

Frances Dean from Havering Sports Collective said: “Panathlon events always brings smiles and laughter from everyone who takes part, whether it’s as a competitor, leader, teacher, parent or organiser. Here’s to Panathlon’s next 20 years; the value of those smiles is immeasurable.”

Well done to all of the teams competing in the Havering Primary Panathlon – you can all be proud of your efforts. The final results from the day are as follows:

1st. Elm Park Primary School
2nd. Hylands Primary School
3rd. Hilldene Primary School
4th. Newtons Primary School & Oasis Academy Pinewood
5th. Mead Primary School
6th. The RJ Mitchell Primary School
7th. Engayne Primary, Ardleigh Green Junior & St Ursula’s Junior Schools

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