Recently, pupils from Alderton Junior School visited Hereward Primary in Loughton to compete in the Annual Hereward Long Jump Competition. This event is held each year using the school's long jump runway and pit.
In the individual boys, competition, Keown from Alderton won with a jump of 3.56m. In the girls competition, Brooke from Hereward won with a jump of 3.43m.
Physical Education Co-ordinator at Hereward, Mrs Elizabeth Ladlow commented: “ It was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves and making good use of our long jump pit. We aim to prepare the next generation of Olympic athletes!"
Winning girl athlete Brooke said: “It was really fun to have another school to compete against and I am pleased with the distance that I jumped."