On Thursday 8th June, Birchfield Harriers invited Barr Beacon to participate in the West Midlands Inter-school athletics competition, held at The Alexander Stadium. John Billingham and I took 19 pupils to represent Beacon in the following events: 75m, 100, 150m, 200m, 800m, shot put and long jump. For many of the pupils, it was their first time to The Alexander Stadium, and they were amazed by the sight and buzz of the stadium.
First up, was the warmup. This was led by a Birchfield Harriers Level 4 Athletics Coach, which involved a run around the 400m blue synthetic surface track, then bounding and stretching activities. Then the following events took place and our pupil’s positions and times were:
The day was a HUGE success with Barr Beacon pupils coming:
1st in 7 events,
2nd in 10 events,
3rd in 7 events and
4th in 1 event.
Barr Beacon narrowly came second overall with pupils making top 5, 25 times.
Pupils represented Barr Beacon impeccably, with their physical performance and social behaviour around the stadium.