South Warwickshire Athletics Championships

The annual South Warwickshire Athletics Championships took place on 21st June and Shipston fielded an impressive squad, achieving outstanding success.

Overall, using a combination of results from Years 7, 8 and 9, Shipston High School finished in third place out of ten schools competing within the South Warwickshire district. Last year we finished fifth in this competition, our best ever placing, so to finish third overall this year is a superb achievement and one of which we are extremely proud.

In every year group competition, Shipston finished as best small school teams compared to other similar sized schools (Small School Champions). The Year 8 team in particular performed very strongly, finishing third in both the girls’ and boys’ competitions.

Special congratulations to Leah Bowen in Year 7 who smashed the South Warwickshire district record for the 1500m, beating the previous record by 4 seconds! She ran it in 5 min 23 sec. An outstanding time and achievement.

All our athletes performed brilliantly and did the school proud. Thanks go to Mr Lockwood and the P.E. department for training the team and supporting them at this event.