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Sporting Achievements

At William Read Primary School, we enjoy taking part in sporting events that are held throughout the year because we want to develop our competitive nature and team spirit.

Results will be detailed below as and when they occur.

District Sports

On Monday 8th July 2019, the William Read Athletics squad took part in the District Sports event at Cornelius Vermuyden School. There were representatives from years 3 to 6. The day started well in the field events with Ipek securing bronze in the high jump, another bronze for Evie in the long jump and a fantastic victory for Matthew in the long jump.

The action swiftly moved to the track starting with 600m races. Maddison destroyed the field in her race, winning with ease. Then came the sprint races. After the heats, we had representatives in every final in each year group. Timi and Aizenosa placed in their finals for year 4. Zuriel came 3rd in year 5, while Jack stormed to victory in his final. Edward and Berenyce ran into second place in their finals. The last races were the relays with years 5 (2nd) and 6 (3rd) both reaching the podium.

The final results meant that William Read came in second place. A fantastic achievement given the little time the squad were given to practise. We now have something to aim for next year.

Each competitor produced their best performance and we were extremely proud of their determination and perseverance. They represented their school wonderfully showing all our core values. All the staff who attended were very proud of them.

Dance Festival

On Monday 28th January 2018, some Year 2 and Year 6 children participated in the dance festival held at The Palace Theatre in Southend. They used some zumba moves to perform to 'Dimelo' by Rak Su and did well to remember their steps. They were nervous but all enjoyed the opportunity to dance on a stage. Well done to all those who took part! A BIG thank you to Mrs Walker (one of our governors) for coming to support.


 On Thursday 8th February 2018, the whole school (including the Nursery and reception children) participated in a sponsored event at the school. We welcomed Gianni Frankis (an international 110m hurdler who has represented Great Britain) who encouraged the children during the circuit sessions to persevere and keep going. They performed spotty dogs, star jumps, press ups amongst other activities in order to raise money for the athletic charity and for PE equipment for the school. Everyone had fun and enjoyed the experience. Well done to everyone who took part, including all staff members!

Mountain Biking

On Tuesday 20th February 2018, four boys and four girls from Year 6 participated in a mountain biking competition held at Hadleigh Park. The weather conditions were difficult and the children got pretty muddy, but they all had fun and competed well - even coming 1st and 3rd. Well done to all involved and a big thank you to Mrs. Walker (Vice Chair of Governors) for lending her help and support. The team won the overall competition and have now received a very special trophy to display in the trophy cabinet in the main reception. Every member of the team has also been awarded a gold medal for being part of the winning team. 

Cross Country

On Thursday 4th April 2019, selected pupils from Year 3-6 participated in a cross country event at Castle View School. 

KS1 Winter Games

On Tuesday 11th December, a number of children from Year 2 participated in a Winter Olympic themed festival held at The Deanes School. They took part in many activities, some of which were: tri-golf, basketball, football and tennis. All the children were exceptionally well-behaved and had a fabulous time! Well done to all of those who went and a big thank you to Mrs. Walker and Mr. Green for their support and help with the event.


On Wednesday 26th June 2019, a group of year 5 boys went to Northwick Park to take part in a cricket competition. They played four games against St. Katherine's, Leigh Beck, Canvey Juniors and Northwick Park.

They had not played together before the tournament and lost the first three games. However, as each game went on, the boys (Mason, Brandon, Isaac, Joseph, Silviu, Charlie, Harry and Kalam) got better and better. Their fielding, batting and especially bowling improved until they won the final game against Northwick Park. The winning margin was just two runs!

We were very proud of the way the boys behaved and we hope they will get the chance to play again in the near future.