Thursday 19th March saw schools from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games Level 3 Spring Festival for the 2014/15. 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 Crosshall Infant School’s choir and group ‘Call Me Ceilidh’ of Cambridgeshire Music.
Following the Opening Ceremony schools dispersed to the respective venues of their events. Adapted Multi-Sports took place at the Indoor, Tag Rugby and Netball were held at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor, the Gymnastics competition took over Huntingdon Gymnastics Club and Hinchingbrooke School saw schools compete at Indoor Rowing.
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 GB Olympic rower Charles Cousins along with Paralympian and GB Sitting Volleyball team captain turned Para-Skeleton athlete Rob Richardson attended the event to help inspire the school athletes to push themselves and have fun. Double Olympic medallist Louis Smith made a guest appearance to present the medals at his home club Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, which excited participants, staff and spectators alike.
Results for the Games were as follows:
Adapted Multi-sports (PLUS) – Secondary
1st South Cambs SSP
2nd Cambridge SSP
Gymnastics – Year 3/4
1st Heritage Park Primary School (Peterborough)
2nd Southfields Primary School (Peterborough)
3rd Newnham Croft Primary School (Cambridge SSP)
Indoor Rowing – Year 9
1st The Peterborough School (Peterborough)
2nd St Bedes Inter-church School A (Cambridge SSP)
3rd St Bedes Inter-church School B (Cambridge SSP)
Indoor Rowing – Year 10
1st St Bedes Inter-church School A (Cambridge SSP)
2nd Parkside Federation (Cambridge SSP)
3rd Hinchingbrooke School (Hunts SSP)
Indoor Rowing – KS4 (Aspire)
1st St Bedes Inter-church School (Cambridge SSP)
Netball – KS3 (Aspire)
1st St Bedes Inter-Church School (Cambridge SSP)
2nd Impington Village College (South Cambs SSP)
3rd St Ivo School (Hunts SSP)
Tag Rugby – Year 4/5/6 small schools
1st Coton CofE Primary School (South Cambs SSP)
2nd Stapleford Primary School (Cambridge SSP)
3rd Sancton Wood School (Cambridge SSP)
Tag Rugby – Year 5/6
1st Westfield Junior School (Hunts SSP)
2nd St Matthews Primary School (Cambridge SSP)
3rd Little Thetford Primary School (Witchford SSP)
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 Sainsbury’s School Games Summer Festival takes place on Thursday 25th June at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor.