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Athletics

Athletics is taught as part of the PE and Games curriculum both on site at the school and by using the Tavistock athletics track.  Pupils get the opportunity to try the whole range of track and field events and are given the opportunity to specialise in areas in which they flourish, or simply enjoy.  There are chances to represent the school in Year 7 and 8 West Devon championships, as well as at the Mount Kelly Trophy, a high level event against other Prep Schools within South West England that can lead to selection for the National Independent Schools Championships.

In Year 9 and above there is the opportunity for the pupils to test themselves at local trials. There is a set structure which representative athletics follows. The best local athletes are selected to run for West Devon at the county meeting, which in turn can lead to Devon selection at the South West and English Schools’ championships.  Here at Mount Kelly we give our athletes the opportunity to compete, and support them at every stage of this process, and have enjoyed some great recent success including coaching multiple County Champions in 2014.