Coppice Primary

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Y6 & Y5 Shipley Run - Y6 complete triathlon

Today Y6 completed their triathlon in Shipley Park with a 1.3 mile run in beautiful sunshine.

After the swim at Heanor Leisure Centre yesterday, where we swam a cumulative distance of 6 km, or 240 lengths, children from Y5 and Y6 met pupils from Howitt and Mundy schools on Shipley Park. Our aim was to complete the final event in our sponsored triathlon, and compete with the other local schools.



As you can see above, everyone gave it their all. I am delighted to say Coppice gave a good account of themselves, with William Pullan winning the boys’ race, and Jessica Skelton winning the girls’ race, with Lydia Hallsworth & Leighona Groves a close 2nd & 3rd. All children received race medals.


The children can now collect and bring in the sponsorship money they have raised. We will update the website and announce the total raised for our 3 causes next week. Thank you for helping us support  Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Connor Power, Diabetes UK, and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.