Blacon High School’s sports leaders from years 9, 10 and 11 hosted the fourth annual Blacon Educational Village (BEV) sports day at Wrexham’s Queensway Stadium on July 9.

The BEV is a partnership that brings together the heads of all of the schools in Blacon. The group collaborates closely and has the improvement of the educational offer in the community at its heart.

The sun smiled down on staff and students as children from Highfield, Dee Point, JH Godwin, St Theresa’s and the Arches Primary School competed for year group trophies and the BEV shield.

The best feature of the event is that it is fully inclusive and every child takes part. Pupils are encouraged to focus on the Olympic values of respect, excellence, friendship, courage and determination.

PE teacher Joanna Carr, who leads the organisation of the event, said: “It never fails to amaze me how courageous the children are; it’s a privilege to be a part of it.”

Children from all of the BEV schools gathered again on the day after the event at Blacon High School.

After watching a montage of highlights from the sports day, team and individual achievements were celebrated in an awards ceremony. Highfield Primary School was victorious, winning across year groups and taking the BEV shield.

For the first time this year, some individuals were recognised with awards going to those who illustrated good leadership and teamwork skills, those who had overcome personal challenges and those with outstanding performances.

The success of the BEV sports day highlights the unique partnership between students and staff from all primary schools and Blacon High School.

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