Wk 24 PE and Health Faculty News 2024

Wk 24 PE and Health Faculty News 2024

Ashley Cartledge
Ashley Cartledge
Wk 24 PE and Health Faculty News 2024

PE Health and Health Faculty News

(1st July 2024)


Mr Cartledge Head of PE and Health

The last 2 weeks have brought a brilliant finish to the year for our athletics teams with the Junior Boys team winning the County Plate Athletics Final and the Years 7-10 Boys and Girls teams combined winning the District B League at the annual District Championships – an amazing effort. Well done to all students who have represented the school so well over the summer months.




Wednesday 26th June saw the annual District Athletics Championship with over 1500 students from 16 schools in the Watford District competing in the full range of track and field events at the Woodside Stadium. As ever competition was fierce but the Bushey Meads students can be proud of their efforts. It was a fantastic day of competition with a special mention to K Walker who was crowned District 100m Champion after a brilliant performance in the Final. With all the results collated Bushey Meads Boys teams finished top of the District B League and the BMS Girls teams finishing Runners-Up. This made the teams the outright B League Winners finishing ahead of the 7 other competing schools for the second year in a row – a great achievement.

Event Top 5 finishers :

Year 9 Girls

R Gaskyte 5th High Jump

Year 7 Boys

R Samin 4th 100m

T Colby 5th 200m

G Fogden 2nd Pole Vault

D Isles 5th Discus

Z Butler 5th Javelin

Year 8 Boys

H Keough 3rd Hurdles

K Walker 1st 100m

R Hodgson 2nd 800m

F Francos 2nd 1500m

Relay 2nd

J Andrews 2nd Pole Vault 

M Golon-Mathews 2nd Long Jump

A Chaudhry 5th Discus

Year 9 Boys

E Henry 5th 100m

S Ardeleanu 4th 300m

H Neal 3rd Pole Vault

H Hayward 5th High Jump

Year 10 Boys

S Jurecek 2nd Hurdles

L Fearnside 2nd Pole Vault

E Ansa Otu 2nd Shot

L Johnson 5th Javelin

R Christou-Totesaut 3rd 400m


Squad: H Keough (Hurdles), K Walker (100m), B Spencer (200m/High Jump). R Payne (300m/Shot), R Hodgson (800m/Triple Jump), R Doran (800m), F Francos (1500m), A Chaudhry (Discus), P Soteriou (Javelin), J Andrews (Pole Vault), M Golon-Mathews (Long Jump)

Total points: 69 points

Over the last seven weeks, the U14 boys athletics team have shown fantastic commitment whilst taking part in the District Athletics League.

Following a hugely successful first 6 matches where the boys got stronger and stronger each week, the U14 boys managed to finish 5th in the league, qualifying for the District Athletics Plate Final. The plate final is made up of the schools who finished 5th – 8th in the league over the 6 prior matches and then combined with the other half of schools in Hertfordshire to conclude in a final competition and the opportunity to win a trophy.

On Monday 1st July, the boys went off to Jarman Park in Hemel Hempstead to compete for the last time this year in the final. We were up against some strong competitors including Parmiters, Goff, Habs and others. The boys performed really well on the night with a number of top 3 finishers including K Walker 3rd 100m, R Hodgson 3rd 800m and Triple Jump, M Golon-Mathews 2nd Long Jump, A Chaudhry 2nd Discus and J Andrews 2nd Pole Vault. Special mention to F Francos who finished off a fantastic individual season by winning the 1500m race.

After all the events concluded, we gathered on the track to find out our results. A successful day for Bushey Meads students which was later topped off by finding outer had come joint 1st with 69 points to retain the Junior Boys Plate we had won the previous year, a great effort by the boys. Throughout the season there have been some exceptional performances all round from students, setting new personal bests, working excellently as a team and demonstrating the ability to motivate themselves and work as part of a team throughout. 

Excellent performances all round. Well done all.

For any parental enquiries about any aspects of PE contact the Head of PE and Health Faculty Ashley Cartledge [email protected] . For any specific issues related to Girls PE and girls fixtures contact Sarah Cooper [email protected]


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