Pupils take athletics gold

December 22 2018

NIMBLE youngsters from Fishponds C of E Academy are jumping for joy after coming first in an athletics competition.

A total of 11 local primary schools competed in the School Games Athletics tournament at the City Academy, with Fishponds emerging victorious.

The pupils took part in a number of different disciplines including track and field events.

Final points were 506 for Fishponds, with second place going to Hillcrest Primary with 398 points and May Park primary third with 396 points.  

The team will now compete in the district finals at UWE at the end of January.

Headteacher Debbie Coker said: "The group had training every Friday lunchtime to build up their skills and learn to work as part of a team. They have definitely learnt that hard work and determination pays off!"