Holy Rosary and St Anne’s Catholic Primary Academy and St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School represented Leeds schools on Friday, 26 May 2023 at the inaugural Yorkshire Area Finals for Sportshall Athletics.
Holy Rosary attended as the Leeds Champions in this multi-disciplinary event which includes track races of various lengths and skill, and field events including various jumping and throwing activities. St Theresa’s were there as the second-highest-placed team in Leeds.
Our schools from Chapeltown and Cross Gates respectively were competing against teams from all over Yorkshire. Holy Rosary were placed joint third and St Theresa’s fourth, and our teams congratulate this year’s overall winners, Lindley Junior School from Huddersfield.
Head of School at Holy Rosary, Megan Nichol, said:
‘These are wonderful results for both schools as the level of competition was very high. It’s a fabulous achievement for our young people; to be competing at this level and getting placed is just amazing! The children have worked so hard all year for this and I couldn’t be more proud of them.’
John Hutchinson, Executive Head at St Theresa’s, also acknowledged the children’s achievement to be competing at such a high level and said:
‘We are proud to represent our school, our City and our Diocese! The children from both Leeds Diocesan Schools have performed out of their skin with many competing from Years 4 and 5 as well as Year 6. Both of these schools should be proud of their achievements but especially Holy Rosary who have been competing at this level and winning things for a while now! Very proud to be a Leeds Headteacher today!’