Elstree’s annual cross-country competition

Elstree’s annual inter-house cross-competition went ahead this week, despite of wind and rain.  Prep School pupils rose to the challenge in bubbles, armed with huge smiles and a positive spirit.

Cross-country report from Mr Schuman

Form Tutor and organiser of the race Mr Schuman said: “The boys and girls gave a wonderful performance in our annual house cross-country competition. All pupils ran and all pupils’ positions counted towards the final result.

The weather was very wet and blustery, but after three months of lockdown, everybody was ready to unleash their pent-up energy and run their hearts out.

There was plenty of mud along the course, plenty of undulations and beautiful scenery too. It was another very proud moment in Elstree’s cross-country history.”

Inter-house cross-country results

Congratulations to all our Prep School cross-country runners. See who came first, second and third in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior races below:

Juniors (Years 3 & 4)

1st Leonardo Raphael (E) 

2nd Joshua Singleton (N)

3rd Jack Hedley (N)

Intermediates (Years 5 & 6)

1st Tom Shaw (E)

2nd George Johnstone (S)

3rd Hamish Fawcett (N)

Seniors (Years 7 & 8)

1st Harry Gilbert (S)

2nd Toby Harrall (E)

3rd George Fawcett (N)

House winners to be announced!

The overall winners of the inter-house cross competition will be announced in Assembly on Monday.

Sport at Elstree

Sport is an integral part of life at Elstree, with every child receiving daily sport coaching and the chance to represent the school.

Facilities include a modern well-equipped sports hall, an outdoor heated swimming pool and 2 all-weather pitches, one of which is full-sized and includes 12 tennis courts.

There are also multiple sports pitches, indoor and outdoor cricket nets, a fitness trail, low ropes course, a 9-hole golf course and a shooting range.

Elstree was selected as one of the Top 50 Prep Schools for Cricket in The Cricketer’s School Guide 2021.