Freemantles School marked their first ever Primary Panathlon with a dramatic one-point victory at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford today.
They pipped Manor Mead School in a competition involving nine schools and 67 children, who rotated around the eight primary Panathlon sports, supported brilliantly by 14 leaders from Carwarden House Community School and St Philip’s SEN School.
The whole competition was close, not just the top two, with all teams finishing within 20 points of each other.
Roger Trigger, a teacher from Freemantles School, said: “This was our first Primary Panathlon – but it won’t be the last. The organisation was brilliant, the events imaginative, achievable and fun, and the atmosphere welcoming and friendly. The students were amazing and the joy on their faces when they returned to school clutching their gold medals was priceless. I can only ‘gush’ my praise for the event.”
Susan Maguire, a Manor Mead teacher, said: “We all had a great day. The organisation was smooth, the games were great and the helpers were friendly. The children were so proud of their medals. ”
Panathlon thank The Betty Riseley Trust and David & Claudia Harding Foundation for supporting today’s competition.