Sporty students succeed at finals

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Sporty pupils of Chaucer Junior in Ilkeston hopped, skipped, jumped and raced their way to victory at the schools’ county athletics finals.

The year five and six sportshall athletics team came away with third place at the Derbyshire County Finals - the best results the school has ever acheived.

The finals, which took place at Moorways, Derby, saw the school beat their previous record of fourth place.

School coach Graham Woodcock said: “To end up going one better is an outstanding achievement and shows what can be accomplished through hard work, determination and teamwork!

“I would like to thank Mrs Jackson, Mrs Topley, Mrs Wheatley and Mr Wheatley for all their help on the day.

“Thanks to all the children’s parents and carers for their support and a big thanks to the children for their excellent team spirit, positive attitudes and tremendous work ethic, which always makes them a pleasure to work with.”