Pupils are delighted with their new high jump equipment.

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Wigmore School Take To The High Jump

Participating in sport over at Wigmore School is a regular occurrence, and following funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust, the pupils now have access to high quality athletics equipment.

Athletics is a popular and successful sport at Wigmore, with the school producing good performances at district and county level.

Vicky Jones, PE Teacher at Wigmore said “Some of the existing athletics equipment used, in particular the high jump, was of a poor standard and needed replacing, so we decided to apply for funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust to enable us to purchase better quality equipment.”

The application from the School for just under £2,000 was approved by the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust, and the money was used to purchase a high jump landing area (including spike proof cover and cut outs for extra safety) as well as a high jump stand, flexibar, distance marker and tape measure.

Vicky Jones commented “This new equipment has further enhanced the experience of pupils and ensured their safety when performing this popular event.”

Chris Brookes now in Year 11 has reached an extremely high level in Athletics as a result of the high jump equipment. Chris showed a natural talent for the event and was encouraged to attend Hereford and County Athletics Club last year where he was awarded Best U17 athlete 2009.

This year saw Chris become Hereford and Worcester Champion with an amazing height of 1.90m. This took Chris on to represent the two counties at the English School National Championships in Birmingham where he competed against athletes from counties all over England.

John Garbutt, Chairman of the Trust said “We believe it is extremely important to encourage healthy recreation and we hope that this new and up to date equipment will not only improve participation but will also develop the health and fitness of the pupils.”

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