To see the effort and delight taken in achieving such high standards is a high point of any athletics season. These standards have remained consistent and are diffficult to attain.
These targets add an impetus and drive for thousands of young athletes each year.
It really is perverse that all this could be lost when in schools we are being encouraged to develop gifted and talented strands in all curriculum areas. We really will be failing the gifted and talented athletes if these championships are lost. Perhaps Cadburys could be approached to sponsor this vital educational experience!
Head of PE, Northgate high school