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Spring School Games Festival 2018

Thursday 22nd March saw 50 schools and approx. 400 students from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough compete in the School Games Level 3 Spring Festival for 2017/18. An exciting competition ensued as children aged 7 to 16 battled it out to become county champions.

The Opening Ceremony took place at One Leisure St Ives Indoor Centre; it was a bright and colourful affair with musical performances from St Laurence Catholic Primary School and an acrobatic gymnastic routine from Ely College.

Following the Opening Ceremony schools dispersed to the respective venues of their events. Adapted Multi-Sports took place at One Leisure St Ives Indoor, Hockey and Aspire Netball was held at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor and the Gymnastics competition took over Huntingdon Gymnastics Club. Hinchingbrooke School saw schools compete at Indoor Rowing; Swavesey Village College hosted our first ever Handball competition and the Table Tennis competition took place at St Neots Table Tennis Club.

Each venue came alive with the sound of cheering and camaraderie as the schools battled it out to become champions. Each school represented one of the five Partnership areas – Cambridge (CSSP), Hunts (HSSP), Peterborough, South Cambs (SCSSP) and Witchford (WSSP).

We were delighted to welcome our Sporting Champion for the day, Henni Goya. Henni became a professional golfer in 2008 and since then has finished in the top 10 of the European Ladies Tour 5 times. In 2014, Henni joined up with Sky Sports where she made a transition into broadcasting on Sky Sports Golf.

Henni took the opportunity to visit sports throughout the day and speak to students about her experiences and pass on advice where appropriate. Her key message for the day was ‘Sport teaches you about yourself’. Here is a short video taken by Mintridge Events showing Henni’s experience of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1NXgznjWv4

Results for the Games were as follows (Top 3 only; for full results, please click here):

Adapted Multi-sports (PLUS) – Primary

1st – Cambridge SSP

2nd – South Cambs SSP

3rd – Witchford SSP

Gymnastics – Year 3/4

1st – Eye Primary School (Peterborough)

2nd – Orchards Primary School (WSSP)

3rd – Castle Camps Primary School (SCSSP)

Indoor Rowing – Year 9

1st – The Peterborough School (Peterborough)

2nd– Witchford Village College (WSSP)

3rd – St Bede’s Inter-Church School (CSSP)

 Indoor Rowing – Year 10

1st – The Peterborough School (Peterborough)

2nd– Hinchingbrooke School (HSSP)

3rd – Impington Village College (SCSSP)

 Indoor Rowing – KS4 (Aspire)

1st – St Bede’s Inter-Church School (CSSP)

2nd – Hinchingbrooke School (HSSP)

3rd – NONE

 Netball – KS3 (Inclusive)

1st – St Bede’s Inter-Church School (CSSP)

2nd – Hinchingbrooke School (HSSP)

3rd – St Ivo School (HSSP)

 Handball – U13 Boys

1st – Swavesey Village College (SCSSP)

2nd – Trumpington Community College (CSSP)

3rd – The King’s School, Peterborough (Peterborough)

Handball – U13 Girls

1st – Impington Village College (SCSSP)

2nd – Stanground Academy (Peterborough)

3rd – NONE

 Hockey – Y5/6

1st – Hemingford Grey Primary School (HSSP)

2nd – Harston and Newton Primary School (SCSSP)

3rd – St. Thomas More Primary School (Peterborough)

Table Tennis – Y7 Boys

1st – Hinchingbrooke School (HSSP)

2nd – St Ivo School (HSSP)

3rd – Swavesey Village College (SCSSP)

The Festival was organised by Living Sport, the County Sports Partnership, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The aim of the Games is to create a positive and rewarding sporting experience for all involved.

Photos from the event can be seen here: http://digitalsportsmedia.zenfolio.com/p971564216 – for any further information on the event, please contact schoolgames@livingsport.co.uk.

Date for the diary: The School Games Summer Festival takes place on Thursday 28th June at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor.

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