Putteridge High hosts schools’ track and field championships

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Tomorrow (May 8) is the biggest day in Luton schools’ annual athletics calendar.

Putteridge High will be hosting the senior track and field championships at Stockwood Park athletics track from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

This year the competition has been organised with the emphasis on community spirit and cohesion, in addition to incorporating the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.

Each school will represent one of the Olympic countries and will take part in a number of activites including hurdles, long, high and triple jumping, short and long distance running as well as events such as javelin, discus and shot putt.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented to first, second and third winners.

A coronation cup will be awarded to the school with the highest average score and students whose best event scores are the highest will receive an individual athlete award.

Putteridge PE teacher Laura Bartoletti said: “We want to show how significant sport can be in bringing people together, promoting a sense of belonging and developing good community spirit.”