Competition, Comradery and Celebration at the School Games


Thursday 17th March saw 54 schools from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough compete in the School Games Level 3 Spring Festival for the 2015/16. An exciting competition ensued as children aged 7 to 19 battled it out to become county champions.

The Opening Ceremony took place at One Leisure St Ives Indoor Centre, led by two Young Ambassadors from Swavesey Village College, and was a bright and colourful affair with musical performances from Jack Hunt School, Histon and Impington Primary School and St Alban’s Irish Dancing Club.

Following the Opening Ceremony schools dispersed to the respective venues of their events. Adapted Multi-Sports took place at One Leisure St Ives Indoor, Tag Rugby and Aspire Netball were held at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor and the Gymnastics competition took over Huntingdon Gymnastics Club. Hinchingbrooke School saw schools compete at Indoor Rowing and the Table Tennis competition took place at St Neots Table Tennis Club.

Each venue became alive with the sound of cheering and camaraderie as each school battled it out to become champions. Each school represented one of the five School Sports Partnerships – Cambridge, Hunts, Peterborough, South Cambs and Witchford.

Sporting Champion and England Netball player Lindsay Keable opened the ceremony and spoke to the performers and athletes inspiring them to believe in their abilities and have fun.

Results for the Games were as follows:

Adapted Multi-sports (PLUS) – Secondary

1st – Peterborough SSP
2nd – South Cambs SSP
3rd – Witchford SSP

Gymnastics – Year 3/4

1st – Eye Primary School (PSSP)
2nd – Linton Heights (SCSSP)
3rd – Wheatfield Primary (HSSP)

Indoor Rowing – Year 9

1st – Peterborough School (PSSP)
2nd– Soham VC (WSSP)
3rd – Cambourne VC (SCSSP)

Indoor Rowing – Year 10

1st – Peterborough School (PSSP)
2nd– Longsands Academy (HSSP)
3rd – St Bede’s (CSSP)

Indoor Rowing – KS4 (Aspire)

1st – St Bede’s (CSSP)
2nd – Hinchingbrooke (HSSP)

Netball – KS3 (Inclusive)

1st – Impington Village College (SCSSP)
2nd – St Bede’s (CSSP)
3rd – St Ivo School (HSSP)
Spirit of the Games – St Ivo School (HSSP)

Tag Rugby – Year 4/5/6 small schools

1st – Great Staughton (HSSP)
2nd – St Albans (CSSP)
3rd – Spaldwick (HSSP)
Spirit of the Games – Manea Community (WSSP)

Tag Rugby – Year 5/6

1st – Fenstanton (SCSSP)
2nd – Heritage Park (PSSP)
3rd – St John’s (PSSP)
Spirit of the Games – Trumpington Federation (CSSP)

Table Tennis – Year 7

1st – Longsands Academy (HSSP)
2nd – Melbourn VC (SCSSP)
3rd – Sancton Wood (CSSP)
Spirit of the Games – Melbourn VC

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.

Date for the diary: The School Games Summer Festival takes place on Thursday 30th June at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor.

View photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Official photos will be available soon.


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