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Panathlon 2018

posted 9 Mar 2018, 02:14 by Web Admin

On Thursday 22nd February thirteen FE students represented Columbus at the Panathlon. They participated in multiple events, competing against other Colleges.

Emel, Antony, Jamel and Toby took part in a round-robin New Age Curling event where they used skill and precision to score points on a target. All students worked very well together and played some amazing shots!

Jennifer, Freddie McConnell, Jack and James competed in the Polybat competition, where they used their agility and reflexes to return the ball and engage in a rally with a single opponent. The students put in an amazing amount of effort and held some really long rallies, scoring several points!

Gabriel, Austin, Joe T, Ethan and Steven participated in the Athletics multi-discipline event. The events asked them to jump high, long and quick and throw accurately onto a target and distance. All students worked tirelessly, encouraging each other and celebrating in each other’s attempts.

After, each team took part in a Boccia tournament, where students used their hand-eye co-ordination to try to get their ball closest to the ‘target ball’. All matches were very closely fought and our teams put in an amazing amount of effort, alongside some very skilful shots!

The final event of the day was a relay race, where each student did a lap of the circuit. Throughout the day all the students were a credit to Columbus, representing the College well and demonstrating the core values. However, it was in the relay races where this was the most apparent. All students showed great determination and perseverance, they encouraged each other and celebrated both wins and losses equally.

A very well done to all students who took part, Columbus came 3rd overall, and massive thank you to the team of staff who helped make this event the success that it was.