The academic year has started very positively in PE with the round of cross country races. Pupils ran 3 races in total at different Newcastle Schools. All schools in Newcastle were involved and around 600 pupils took part.
We had a strong team made up of year 7s, 8s, 9s and 11s, both boys and girls.
In the U16 category Casey Maddock steamed to victory in all 3 races. Whilst Lauren Cade smashed the opposition in the U14 category. A year 7 pupil, Jamie Dent, consistently ran to finish 3rd and 4th. These students will now progress to the County Championships at Staffordshire University later in the year.
Abigail McHugh in year 7 also performed well, finishing in the top 10.
All other competitors improved their performance at every race, and finished by beating their positions by 2 or more places.
The PE department are very proud of each and every participant from UAK and now look forward to the Cross Country Relays later this year.
Competitors: Abbie McHugh, Jamie Dent, Daniel Tipping, Sam Dawson, Ben Dawson, Aaron Mansell, Lauren Cade, Jessica Lees, Bethan Cornes, Laura Knapper, Rebekah Bosson, Johnathon Taylor, Ashley Whitfield, Shea Rafferty and Casey Maddock.