St Edmund's

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A wonderful afternoon of track and field events took place on Thursday, and we were delighted to make this happen before study leave begins for U5 and U6. This was the Senior School at its best, with a huge collaborative effort from pupils and staff to make it such a success. Luckily, the rain held off and, although our fabulous Scorers were a little chilly by the end, the temperature was perfect for an athletics event.  

Following the now traditional Olympic style House procession to the Jackman, events were underway quickly, with our wonderful housemasters and deputies providing well-earned snacks and refreshments at their gazebos.  

There were some standout performances, of course. Tabitha Reilly threw a fantastic 16.90m to break the Senior Girl’s discus record,  with Gabrielle Scott Kilvert breaking her own Senior Girls 400m record set last year by 1 second, and Adam Whitlock smashing the 1500m Senior Boy’s record by nearly 20 seconds, with ease. Gabrielle and Adam were awarded the Victrix and Victor Ludorum for 2024.  

New 100m events, run in year groups, meant new records, with Tabatha White setting the standard for L5 girls, Angelica Docwra M5, Hetty Moran U5 and Iona Lester for the 6th form. Will Auston, Oli Edwards, George Gannon and Charlie Alexander set the standards for the boys. We also had some records set in our new mixed relay events. Who will be the record breakers next year?  

The atmosphere was brilliant, with everyone in their house coloured tshirts, cheering not just the winners, but those who were putting themselves on the line for the sake of gaining points for their houses. It was fantastic to have so many parents supporting the event too.  

The results were as follows: 

Junior Girls: Wagner, Watson and Baker, Warneford
Junior Boys: Wagner, Baker, Watson, Warneford 

Senior Girls: Baker, Watson, Wagner Warneford
Senior Boys: Wagner, Watson, Baker, Warneford 

Overall: Wagner, Watson, Baker, Warneford  


A massive thank you to all who ran, jumped, threw, cheered, officiated, served refreshments, supervised road crossings, and sign ins. A superb team effort. 


Video Credit: Ash L6