Medals for Backwell athletes

Three pupils from Backwell picked up medals in athletics events at a national competition

THREE children from Fairfield School in Backwell picked up medals at a national athletics competition.

Olivia, from year six, won a gold medal for the shot, Imogen, in year four, won a gold medal for the long-jump and Ben, also from year four, won a silver medal for the 600m.

Olivia and Imogen became national champions for their events in their age groups and Imogen also won a bronze medal in the relay race.

The school sent a team of five athletes to the Independent Schools’ Association National Athletics Championship finals in Birmingham and the youngsters were up against children from across the country.


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Mrs Leatt, head of sport, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the children and for our school.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we have three champions at the school and I am extremely proud of all the children from Fairfield who competed at this prestigious event. They are all an inspiration for the younger pupils in the future.”

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