For the last three years, the talented and enthusiastic children at Plumtree School have competed in the Robin Hood Mini-Marathon, which takes place in front of the many spectators after the marathon has started.
Building on previous successes, Plumtree cleaned up in the junior categories this year, finishing in first place in the team competitions for the U9 girls, U9 boys and U11 girls.
This outstanding achievement is even more impressive considering that Plumtree is a small, independent school for three to 11 year olds, with typical class sizes of only about 15 pupils.
Head teacher, Mr Philip Simpson, said: “We are so fortunate at Plumtree to have small class sizes with such strong staff to pupil ratios, which allows for the highest standard of highly personalised teaching and learning.
“The teachers know the children in their care extremely well and draw out and celebrate the individual strengths of each child.
“This encourages the children to embrace Plumtree’s rich and broad curriculum, which includes a diverse range of sporting and musical opportunities.”
It is common to see the majority of Plumtree’s children, along with some eager parents, running a few miles at Plumtree’s weekly early morning running club.
It is this enthusiastic and dedicated approach instilled at Plumtree which has led to success in so many areas, which includes children going on to achieve scholarships for academia, sport and music.