In the cold October weather, a team of children from years 3 to 6 travelled to Garon Park, Southend, for the annual Cross Country championships. After a last minute change to the course, the years 3 and 4 children ran two laps for their race and all worked extremely hard on their stamina and perseverance. This was continued on by the years 5 and 6 children who raced 3 laps of the course and showed great determination to complete the race as a team. As well as each member of the team scoring points towards their school total, there were a few individuals that placed in the top 10 that will go on to race at the Essex Cross Country Finals. We await to hear the team results and see if any of our year group teams qualify for the Essex finals as well. All the children that represented West Leigh Junior School demonstrated great resilience to the challenging course and great determination to race at their best.