Teams take to the track for annual Quadkids Athletics competitions

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The fantastic athletics facilities at Cambridge University Sports Ground on Wilberforce Road played host to the South Cambs School Sport Partnership Year 5 & 6 Quadkids Athletics Competitions earlier this week when teams from 30 primary schools competed in either the ‘Small Schools’ or ‘Big Schools’ competition which were both held on the same day.

Quadkids is a team-based competition with 5 boys and 5 girls each competing in a 75m sprint, a 600m run, a long jump and vortex howler throw. Individual performances are scored using a points table and the winners are the team with the highest cumulative points score so it is important that every athlete puts in their very best performance in each event.

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The winners of the ‘Small Schools’ competition were Harston & Newton Primary School who have an incredibly strong tradition in the event, they retained the trophy they have won the last 4 years with all of their athletes finishing in the top 70 athletes overall and their girls filling the top 4 places in the individual results! Runners up were Bourn Primary School closely followed by Great Abington in 3rd place.

It was a different story in the ‘Big Schools’ competition with a new name on the winner’s trophy. It was an outstanding performance from the whole team from Trumpington Park who recorded an impressive 1744 points to win the title and improve on their 3rd place finish from last year. There were vast improvements on last year from the teams from Milton who claimed 2nd place and Bassingbourn in 3rd.

Trumpington winners (Medium)

There were also some great individual performances on the day, perhaps most notably from twins Maxime & Bronwen from Harston & Newton who finished as 1st place boy and 1st place girl in the small school’s event.

The event was supported by members of the Partnerships successful Leadership Academy programme with a team of over 40 sports leaders from Comberton Village College helping at both competitions. They demonstrated enthusiasm and great professionalism in running all of the events and acting as group leaders and helped ensure the primary school all left having had a memorable day.

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Claire McDonnell, Partnership Manager said,

“It was a great day; it is always one of our favourite events of the year and this year certainly didn’t disappoint. There were some incredible performances and most importantly a lovely atmosphere as the children supported their teammates and showed great respect to their fellow competitors.

There were some excellent performances on the day so congratulations to all of the winners and well done to everyone who took part.

As always, we have to thank the sports leaders who organised and scored the events for us and encouraged every athlete to give their best effort, they did an outstanding job and we simply couldn’t have run the event without them.”


Rank Team Points
1 Harston A 1,676
2 Bourn 1,454
3 Great Abington 1,441
4 Haslingfield 1,439
5 Meldreth A 1,424
6 Steeple Morden 1,409
7 Fen Drayton 1,387
8 Petersfield 1,382
9 Barrington 1,380
10 Thriplow 1,359
11 Harston B 1,354
12 Burrough Green 1,334
13 Foxton 1,319
14 Castle Camps 1,298
15 Dry Drayton 1,265
16 Barton 1,225
17 Meldreth B 1,203
18 Elsworth 1,166
19 Girton Glebe 1,016

Small Schools boys (Medium)

Small Schools girls (Medium)

Boys Girls
1st Maxime Harston & Newton Bronwen Harston & Newton
2nd Bourn Ella Harston & Newton
3rd Jax Petersfield Scarlet Harston & Newton


Rank Team Points
1 Trumpington A 1741
2 Milton 1523
3 Bassingbourn 1521
4 Pendragon 1480
5 Waterbeach 1473
6 Linton Heights 1471
7 Histon Brook 1465
8 UCPS 1459
9 Trumpington B 1390
10 Swavesey A 1380
11 Meadow 1334
12 Cottenham 1301
13 Hatton Park 1290
14 Pathfinder 1214
15 Swavesey B 1175

Big Schools boys


Big school girls (Medium)

Boys Girls
1st  Derek Histon Brook Tamsin Trumpington Park
2nd Johan Trumpington Park Milton
3rd Meadow Eliana Trumpington Park

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