Cross country

The spirit of competition and camaraderie took centre stage as the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls from Kirkby Malham participated in the Giggleswick Catterall Area Cross Country Event.

Facing a challenging field course in muddy conditions, approximately 150 young runners showcased resilience, team spirit, and exemplary behaviour throughout the event.  The  course presented a formidable challenge for our young athletes, with each child navigating a demanding route amidst muddy terrains. Undeterred by the conditions, the Year 5 and 6 boys and girls from Kirkby Malham exhibited true resilience, pushing themselves to overcome obstacles and give their best on the challenging track. 

The event wasn't just about individual performances; it was a testament to the collective spirit of the Kirkby Malham team. The children supported and cheered for each other, fostering a sense of camaraderie that transcended the competitive nature of the race. The shared experience of facing adversity brought the group closer together, reinforcing the value of teamwork and mutual encouragement.  

 Despite the physical and mental demands of the cross-country race, the children from Kirkby Malham remained impeccably behaved throughout the event. Their sportsmanship and respect for fellow runners exemplified the values of fair play and consideration, reflecting positively non our school community.  

A special acknowledgement goes to Mr. Fergus Ogilvie, whose dedication and organisational skills made the event possible. Mr. Ogilvie's efforts ensured a seamless and enjoyable experience for the young runners, emphasising the importance of physical activity and sportsmanship in their overall development.  Our heartfelt thanks extend to Giggleswick School for generously providing biscuits and hot drinks for our young heroes. 

As we celebrate the achievements of our Year 5 and 6 champions, we look forward to more opportunities for them to thrive, learn, and grow both as individuals and as a united team.