Schools from across the Ark network came together to compete in the inaugural Ark Athletics Championship.
The day was held at Croydon Sports Arena, where athletes from years 7 and 8 ran, jumped, threw and swung their way through a range of track and field events.
The fixtures included hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot, discus, javelin, and hammer – as well as a number of track events including relay, 100m, 800m and 1500m.
All of the teams involved gave it their best and came away with some great results. At the end of the day when the team scores had been tallied, Ark Globe Academy came away with the overall trophies for both the boys’ and girls’ events.
Sports are an important part of the extended curriculum at Ark schools and help to build well-rounded young people. Days like our Athletics Championship foster community across our network, but also give students the opportunity to compete against a wider group of young people from across the country.
Jon Bonnett, Assistant Principal at Ark Globe and PE subject lead, said, "Our goal is to ensure that schools offer the same sporting opportunities, and that staff are well-equipped to deliver them. It has been a real motivator for some schools as they can now say they can achieve and compete with others."