Hundreds take part in primary school cluster events

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More than 300 pupils from across the Diss Primary School cluster took part in an athletics event held at Diss High School.

Year 3 and 4 pupils from All Saints, St Andrews, Diss Junior, Dickleburgh, Burston, Tivetshall, Bressingham, Garboldisham, Roydon and Scole learned new skills in a variety of throwing, running and jumping events, including triple jump, long jump, discus, javelin, shot putt, relays, sprinting, hurdles, speed bounce and hi-stepper.

Higher Sports Leaders and Level One Sports Leaders helped to coach the young people and improve their techniques in all of the events taught.

At the end of the day, the pupils were presented with certificates and encouraged to attend local athletics clubs in Diss, East Harling and Thetford.

Meanwhile, the school also welcomed more than 200 pupils to compete in a rounders tournament.

The tournament was played as a league format with teams from All Saints, St Andrews, Diss Junior, Dickleburgh, Burston, Tivetshall, Roydon and Bressingham taking part among the 19 in total.

In the first round of league games, many of the encounters were very close, particularly in Leagues One and Two with the final finishing positions going on the number of rounders scored.

The play off leagues again produced some excellent play, both in the field and batting, with plenty of rounders being scored, some amazing catches taken and a good display of fielding.

The winners of the large school competition were Roydon, with Dickleburgh runners up, while in the small schools’ league the winning team was St Andrews, with Bressingham finishing runners up.