Sheffield Dobcroft School girls win cross country title

Dobcroft team -  left to right: Poppy Wilson, Lizzie Medd, Grace Harrison, Martha Hallam, Poppy Sanderson, Emily Morgan, Eva Britt and Imogen Towndrow.
Dobcroft team - left to right: Poppy Wilson, Lizzie Medd, Grace Harrison, Martha Hallam, Poppy Sanderson, Emily Morgan, Eva Britt and Imogen Towndrow.
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A group of Year 4 pupils from Sheffield’s Dobcroft Junior School scooped first place at the South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals at Canon Hall, Barnsley.

The team of eight girls, aged eight and nine, won the Sheffield Inter City League last autumn and bagged their place at the South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country Finals. The event saw them compete against pupils from schools in Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley in a challenging 1.5 miles race. Dobcroft’s Year 5 and Year 6 boys also triumphed at the finals taking second place in cross-country. Commenting on the girls’ win, mum and personal trainer, Claire Sanderson said: “We’re so proud of all the youngsters who took part in the event – it was a thrilling race! Sport is such a key part of the curriculum and it’s great to see so many children taking part and enjoying the benefits that group exercise can offer.”