Crompton House celebrates cross country success at Oldham Schools’ Championship


A TRIO of pupils won individual titles as Crompton House School gained top marks for their performances at the Oldham Schools’ Cross Country Championships at hilly and muddy Chadderton Park.

Leading the way for the girls were Erin Grime and Sophie Marsden who won the respective Year 9 and Year 11 titles.

Not to be outdone Kain Dean claimed first place in the Year 10/11 boys’ race.

Other individual medallists were: Cora Bella (Year 7, bronze), Rhys Doherty and Ben McLaughlin (Year 7 and 8 silver medals) and Sonny Morgan (Year 10/11, bronze).

In the team races Crompton House girls won the Year 7, Year 9 and Year 10/11 events.

In the boys’ events Year 7. Year 9 and Year 10/11 ran strongly to take the team trophies.

Mr Deane, Head of PE, said: “We had some tremendous individual results which were really pleasing.

“But to win the team event we showed we had real strength in depth.

“Cross country is one of our big sports at Crompton House. Everyone can do it, whatever their ability.

“We are fortunate the school is built on a hill so in PE lessons the pupils get plenty of practice running up and down the muddy slopes.”

Headteacher Mr Karl Newell added:“I am delighted the school has continued to be successful at cross country.

“We have very talented pupils, and a dedicated team of PE teachers who go well beyond what is required of them to keep Crompton House’s reputation for sport so high.”

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