16th Jul, 2019

Birchensale athletics aces have plenty to shout about

Liam Moakes 26th Feb, 2018

SPORTSHALL athletics has rapidly become a strength of Birchensale Middle School over the past few years and 2017/18 has been no different.

Pupils at the Bridley Moor Road school knew that following up on the success of last season would be a struggle having won five out of six district competitions and three out of six county competitions in the 2016/17 campaign.

Impressively though, Birchensale went a stage further as they won every single Redditch competition to qualify for the Worcestershire School Games competitions in year 5/6 girls, year 5/6 boys, year 7 girls, year 7 boys, year 8 girls and year 8 boys – a clean sweep.

At the games, the pupils were faced with really tough competition but this did not hold them back as both the year 5/6 girls and boys teams both won county gold, along with the year 7 and year 8 boys sides.

The school’s head of PE Paul Homer said: “This was the school’s most successful year in both Redditch and Worcestershire competitions.

“I could not be prouder of all the pupils who have competed for the school. It is events like this that make you proud to do what you do.”

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