Willows a runaway success

2016-02-16 06:00
Willows Primary School’s athletes romped to a memorable victory in their recent interschools athletics meeting at Vygieskraal against another ten schools.

Willows Primary School’s athletes romped to a memorable victory in their recent interschools athletics meeting at Vygieskraal against another ten schools.

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The athletes of Willows Primary School in Heideveld once again showed off their prowess by capturing the interschools title at Vygieskraal Stadium last week.

Eleven schools took part, but it was a day which Willows would dominate as they beat their nearest rivals by more than 400 points.

Agnes Grootboom, manager of Willows’ athletics team, was chuffed with the achievement and lauded the hard work of the pupils in the lead up to the athletics meeting.

“We knew we had our work cut out for us, as becoming champions is easy, but staying champions is hard work. We admit that the competition was tough, especially when we realised that most of our rival schools got in extra help,” said Grootboom.

The other schools tried very hard to beat Willows, but it was all in vain.

The school is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Grootboom said the principal, staff, governing body and pupils were immensely excited about the victory and thought it was a fitting way to add to the school’s milestone.

She said that after the announcement that Willows was crowned champions again, the team, accompanied by parents, set off on a victory lap in the surrounding community, while belting out their own rendition of Queen’s classic “We are the champions”.

Grootboom expressed her gratitude towards her Willows colleagues for feeding the athletes, her coaches for their hard work as well as the community, singling out the parents of Cockscomb Road, who provided the athletes with cold water. They also gave cooldrinks for coaches and umbrellas whilst the athletes were training in the recent heatwave.

“Your continuous support is highly appreciated and we will always be grateful. We could not have done this without all of you. Thank you and well done,” exclaimed an ecstatic Grootboom.

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