What is track and field athletics?
It includes sprinting, middle and long distance running, as well as, race walking, all on the track. Throwing implements, such as, the discus or javelin; jumping horizontally or vertically, for example, long jump or high jump, as part of a field event programme.
Why run, jump or throw?
Physically, athletics allows you to strengthen your body by building up your muscle strength in different parts of the body, for example, in your arms, legs, heart and lungs. It also necessitates that you become more flexible, especially in events such as the high jump. As the sport (apart from relays) is a series of individual activities, it teaches you to be independent, more self-reliant, self-disciplined, resilient to challenges you may face in your life and consequentially helps improve academic performance.
At Calday Grammar School Athletics Club qualified and experienced coaches will identify and support students, inside and outside of lessons, during the summer term. Pupils will be exposed to events they may not have tried before, or have their existing skills developed.
The School enters/organises a range of competitions during the summer term. This ensures talented pupils have the opportunity to progress to national level competitions, for example the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships; or compete at a more local level by representing the School in a Wirral Schools’ event; or simply take part in our Summer Sports.