30 pupils from Years 2,3 and 4 attended the cross-country event at Killerton as part of the Exeter and Mid-Devon school games on 2nd November 2017. Pupils from BCPS competed in the Boys Year 1/2, Girls Year 1/2 over a 1100m course, with the Boys Year 3/4 and Girls Year 3/4 events being run over 1300m. Over 100 pupils were participating in each race from a range of local schools and all pupils who run tried their hardest and represented the school in the best possible manner.
Despite the challenging cross-country conditions, running around a field more typically seen as the location of grazing cows and bearing all the signs of this, pupils all hugely enjoyed the highly authentic conditions, including comparing to see who ended up with the muddiest legs! In the Boys Year 1/2 race, Josh and Mathew finished third and fourth respectively and with the efforts of Finlay and Harrison included also contributed to a first-place finish in the team event. Jasper also ran exceptionally well to win the Boys Year 3/4 race and the accompanying gold medal, also winning a bronze medal for finishing third in the team event for this race along with Max, Reuben and Harry. The girls also ran well with Jess finishing in a highly impressive fourth in the Girls Year 3/4 race and the Girls Year 1/2 team running around closely together, showing excellent team spirit supporting each other all the way to the finish.
Everyone was supportive of the entire team throughout all of their races, with Sophia stating that she was "extremely proud of herself and everyone".