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Packers Field, situated between Easton and Greenbank, was the sporting venue for a thrilling clash of the titans as students gathered for the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) mini-Olympics.

Harbouring the spirit of the Olympics, Year 9 and 10 students from City Academy, Hanham Woods Academy, Bristol Brunel Academy and Hans Price Academy in Weston assembled formidable teams of young athletes to compete in this hotly-contested event.

Both male and female competitors took part in a variety of field events that included high jump, long jump, javelin and shot put, as well as races over 100, 200, 300 and 800 metres, plus a relay.

After an intense afternoon of sporting competitionthe eventual Year 9 winners were Bristol Brunel Academy, and the Year 10 winners were Hanham Woods Academy Hans Price Academy came second in both the Year 9 and Year 10 contests.

Staff praised competitors from all four academies for their unwavering determination and the first-class sportsmanship they demonstrated throughout the event.

James Mooney, CLF Senior Curriculum Leader for Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity, was the mastermind behind this event. He said, “This is part of a large suite of events we use within the trust to promote belonging through sporting varsity, where students are given the chance to represent their school in activities like athletics, swimming, disc-golf and softball, where existing opportunities to compete can be limited. This helps us to increase the chances for all students to gain the benefits of representing their school in competitive sport or to try something new.”