Youngsters from across the Borough gathered at the Sporting Village to pit themselves across nine different sports in an effort to find Basildon Superstars. It was intriguing to find out if talented footballers or gymnasts would also excel at swimming or rowing. The boys and girls competed across four different age ranges. The competitors were gathered from Woodlands School, Gable Hall School, Beauchamps High School and the South Essex Gymnastics Club.
The first event of the day was a 1500m race which was started by Stephen Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon and East Thurrock. Other challenges included long jump, 100m, throwing a cricket ball, football, gym tests, swimming, rowing and cycling.
As a result of the pandemic, the original plan to invite our German and French Twinning friends had to be cancelled so the competition had to be re-arranged with our good friends taking part in their own events in their home countries. We await their results.
Basildon’s Superstars on the day were:
15/16 Year old boys: Harry Wishart
15/16 year old girls: Millie Costin
14 year old boys: Charlie Campling
13 year old boys: Laurence Sleath
12 year old girls: Rosie Vizard
12 year old boys: Harry Carter