St. John's win The Sportshall County Final.
St. John's pupils put on another outstanding performance to win the Essex County Final for a 5th consecutive year.
The competition was exceedingly strong; all the 14 schools present had also progressed through their partnership rounds to reach this stage. St. John’s pupils did not waver in their determination to perform to their best ability; they showed their superb speed and agility through all elements of the competition. Some children achieving their best jumping and throwing results ever.
As this is a real team event with points being added to the overall score for every child’s event, there is no way of knowing how well the team is doing until the very end. It was a really nail biting finish and we eagerly awaited the results with the announcer counting down from 14th to 4th place. Finally he announced the top 3 schools and then gave the finishing positions. St. John’s gained victory, finishing 12 points ahead, and are once again County Champions for a fifth consecutive year, and a sixth year out of seven!