The Ursuline Preparatory School pupils win top prizes in athletics contest
PUBLISHED: 13:19 24 June 2019
The Ursuline Preparatory School
Primary school pupils came top in a regional athletics competition this month.
The Ursuline Preparatory School, Warley, gathered a team of boys and girls to take part in The ISA Regional Athletics contest in a bid to win as many medals as possible and they did not disappoint.
First of all, Joseph Mikolajcyk became a double regional champion, winning both the long jump and 600 metres.
In the sprint races, Lilly Quirk, Ben Vize and Edward Porter gained first place and also became regional champions and Rosie Quirk gained second place in the 600m.
These five children were successful in gaining a place to represent East Anglia later in the month.
Leo McCarthy came second in the shot putt, Harry Tucker achieved third place in the long jump and the Year 4 boys relay team finished in second place.
This was a massive achievement by the team and the school were very proud of all of them, especially as this event took place during their half term holidays.
On June 19, the five children that qualified to represent East Anglia, travelled to Birmingham to compete and achieved some excellent results.
Rosie Quirk came third in the 600m, Lily Quirk seventh in the 60m sprint, Ben Vize second in the 75m sprint and Edward Porter third in the 60m sprint.
Joseph Mikolajczyk came second in the 600m race and was also extremely successful in the long jump, as he not only took first place to become national champion but broke a 10-year record in the process.
Head of boys PE, David Lewis said: "I am exceptionally proud of the team and what they have achieved.
"It gave me great pleasure in presenting them all with their medals in front of the whole school community during the weekly assembly."