Whole School Cross Country

By Eilis Cassidy | Posted: Thursday March 31, 2022

Amesbury School will host its cross country event in the first week of Term 2. Our tamariki have already started practising for this during P.E lessons and fitness breaks.

Our whole school cross country event will be held in the first week of Term 2, on Thursday 5 May. The event will begin just after 11am (after morning tea) and will run until approximately 12:50pm (lunchtime).

The race schedule begins with the more senior students and finishes with the Year 1 tamariki. Senior students will run alongside younger students (Year 3 and below) to help and encourage them on the day. Each year group will be divided into genders for the races. As cross country is part of our P.E and Sports programme, we expect all students to participate in this enjoyable event.

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Students are encouraged to bring sports clothes that are comfortable and practical for running in, along with sensible sneakers or running shoes. If students prefer to run barefoot, that is also fine. If students prefer not to change their clothes, they are welcome to run in their school uniform. We encourage students to bring a spare change of clothes as the course can sometimes be a bit muddy. We do ask that students wear their uniform to school on the morning of the event. They will be given time to change into running clothes before the cross country begins.

Spectators are welcome on the school grounds for this event as it is being held outside but we do still encourage social distancing at all times.

Results for our Whole School Cross Country will inform us who will be participating in the further Cross Country Events, namely Northern Zone and Junior Invitational events.

  • Northern Zone Cross Country - Tuesday 24th May at Grenada North Park.

  • Junior Invitational Cross Country - Thursday 2nd June at Amesbury School.

Further information regarding these events will be sent to the families of students who have qualified.

If you have any questions about the cross country event or if you would like to volunteer to be a marshal on the day, please contact Eilís at [email protected].

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