District Sports Athletics
Ayomide A (Year 4) equalled the boys' 60m district record, making Ayomide a double district record holder after he broke the Year 3 50m record last year. His Year 3 record remained unbeaten this year. Sammy K, also in Year 4, gained a gold medal in the boys' standing long jump and our Year 3 and Year 4 relay teams both came through heats to reach the final and take gold medals in emphatic style. Members of the Year 3 relay team were Leo G, Tiago A, Tia P, Zoe P and members of the Year 4 relay team were Sophie H, Ayobami A, Seun O and Ayomide A. Our Year 4 team broke the existing district record previously set by the St. Helen's College Year 4 team in 2011! Tia P (Year 3) won a silver medal in the girls' 50m, Sophie H (Year 4) also gained a silver medal in the standing long jump and Sam Y (Year 5) was awarded gold in the standing triple jump.
Bronze medals were won by Shian S (Year 4) in the girls' 60m, Lewis F (Year 5) in the boys' 800m, Elise G-J (Year 3) in the girls' speed bounce, Toke A (Year 3) in the girls' tennis ball throw, Chloe N (Year 4) in the girls' tennis ball throw and the Year 5 relay team. Relay team members were Olivia L, Navika S, Yasmin P, Alex J, Sam Y and Lewis F. In the team competition for the track and field shields, St. Helen's College finished in Joint 4th in field event shield, joint 3rd in track shield, 2nd in relay shield and 5th overall.
Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to our parents who helped with the transportation and cheering in the stands!
Mini Youth Games at Crystal Palace
The London Youth Games bring teams from all the 32 London boroughs together to compete in a range of sports and age ranges in an Olympic style festival at the national training centre in south London. The event attracts top young sportsmen and women from the London region and there was certainly lots of sporting potential to see. Aarian L was able to win an individual silver medal and team bronze medal in the pool and the tennis team were able to qualify through the group stages to the main knockout draw for the top 16 boroughs, eventually losing to Hackney borough. Everyone played very well on the extremely hot tennis courts and Tito remained unbeaten all day!
A highlight of the day was meeting Christine Ohuruogu, the 400m Team GB athlete who won a gold medal at the Beijing games in 2008 and a silver medal at the London games in 2012, who as a young person took part in the London Youth Games herself. She kindly signed the children's t-shirts and posed for a photo with the tennis team and Old Helenian Tom M, who is back at St. Helen's College this week on work experience with Miss Walker.
Well done to all of the children who took part; it is a real achievement to represent your Borough and compete at a regional level sporting event!