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King Edward VI Students Chase Glory

30 students from King Edward VI Humanities College competed in a national cross-country event at Uppingham School this week in a bid to beat four other schools to running glory.

Representatives from Malcolm Arnold Academy, Havelock Academy, King Edward VI College, Skegness Grammar School and Fulwood Academy battled it out to win the cross-country title.

The impressive grounds at Uppingham were put to full use, with junior pupils racing for a gruelling three miles and intermediate year groups running for an impressive six.

The cross-country event was organised by the David Ross Education Trust, who aim to broaden young people's horizons through a network of academies throughout Northampton and Lincolnshire. King Edward VI is supported by the David Ross Education Trust.

Margaret Reeve, Headteacher at King Edward VI, said: "We're delighted with students' performance in the cross-country event and would like to congratulate them all for taking part and representing the academy so brilliantly.

"Our students showed amazing drive and determination in enduring such long distances and they should be extremely proud of their achievements."

Wendy Marshall, chief executive of the David Ross Education Trust, said: "It was great to have so many schools take part in the cross-country event at Uppingham.

"The Trust is committed to broadening the horizons of young people and events such as this are a brilliant way of developing partnerships between the independent and state sectors and allowing students to take part in exciting and varied extra-curricular activities."

King Edward VI performed exceptionally well in the junior boys' race, taking the top four positions. The college hopes to take part in more similar competitions in the future.

Published: Thursday 15th March 2012

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