Embsay Primary School reaches finals of North Yorkshire Schools athletics championship

Craven Herald: Embsay Primary School, winners of the Indoor Craven Athletic Championship with Bob Pettit from Kingsway Vets who sponsored the school’s kit Embsay Primary School, winners of the Indoor Craven Athletic Championship with Bob Pettit from Kingsway Vets who sponsored the school’s kit

The Year 5 and 6 athletics squad at Embsay Primary School has reached the finals of the North Yorkshire Schools championship.

The youngsters beat six other teams in the Skipton heat and were then victorious in the Craven finals, held at Sandylands Sports Centre.

In the field events, they won eight gold medals, three silver and one bronze and, on the track, they came away with six gold, two silver and three bronze.

And they certainly look the part, with new training tops and waterproof jackets sponsored by Skipton-based Kingsway Vets.

The team comprises Harry Bayliff, Sam Preece, Leon Bowler, Dan Cannon, Joseph Jeanes, Thomas Edward, Billy Richardson, Elliot Evans, Abigail Barwick, Hattie Lee, Freya Mitchell, Tilly Dixon, Lily Scott, Bridget Longrigg and Lauren Barbour.

The squad will now compete in the North Yorkshire finals, due to take place at Catterick on Wednesday, February 26.

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