Since the beginning of December a number of our students have been attending an induction programme for Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club.
This programme has run for eight weeks and has involved students participating and stretching themselves both physically and mentally. Our students have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletics events using the top class facilities at the Alexander Stadium and Indoor Performance Centre. This has been an excellent opportunity for the students to experience new athletic events.
As a result of the programme, the club have offered academy places to Roger, Keaton and Georgina. This is a fantastic achievement for the students, considering the high standards of the Birchfield Harriers.
The five remaining students Madison, Asia, Tiawana, Ketshia and Tyler, have all been asked to continue to train with a view to being offered a place at the Academy in the near future.
PE Teacher Mr Wiedeman said:
‘Our students have really developed over the eight week programme and have challenged themselves physically in a way which many of them wouldn’t have normally done. The coaching and facilities available to them were first class and we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students and are excited to see these students realise their potential.’