NEARS Athletics Competition

Partner: Balcombe CofE Controlled Primary School, Balcombe, Haywards Heath (1)
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

An athletics competition for the NEARS group of ten schools (North Eastern Area Rural Schools) held on the ground of Handcross Park School

Aims of the project

To provide a large space and facilities to safely hold an inter-school athletics competition between ten schools from the local area

A marked-out grass running track, and athletics field. Seating for parents 

Pupils, teachers and parents

Background and goals

Initially approached by local school.


A marked-out grass running track and finish line.

Athletics field, with seating for parents

Frequency and duration

This is an annual event

2017 - unfortunately this year the event was cancelled at the last minute due to excessive heat on the day, which was ruled a Health & Safety risk for young children.