The partnerships annual Primary Adapted Multi Sport Competition took place on Wednesday 23rd January with children from across the Cambridge & South Cambs School Sports Partnerships taking part.
The morning was full of activity and excitement with children competing in pairs as they rotated around four different sports: Polybat, Boccia, Table Cricket and New Age Kurling. For many of the children this was their first experience of representing their school and taking part in competitive sport so the event was very much about the children having an enjoyable experience and trying out some new sports, with an element of competition added in. Children played matches and scored points on each activity and these were added together to give each pair a total and determine the winners.
A record number of 94 children with additional needs, which could be physical, learning, sensory, or a combination of these took part in the event which was hosted at Impington Village College. A group of sports leaders from the college helped to run the activities and score the matches which included children from seven South Cambs schools; Bar Hill, Cottenham, Waterbeach, Willingham and the University of Cambridge Primary Schools and Histon & Impington and Linton Heights Junior Schools.
After all of the activities had taken place the points were added up and the finishing positions announced. The final positions were extremely close but the four top placed pairs on the day were as follows:
1st Place Sofia & Ollie (Bar Hill)
2nd Place Charles & Jayden (Linton Heights)
3rd Place Joshua & Tristan (University of Cambridge)
4th Place Jack & Bella (University of Cambridge)
These four pairs will now join together to represent South Cambs SSP and compete as a team at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough School Games Summer Festival on Thursday 27th June, we wish them the best of luck!
Partnership Manager, Claire McDonnell said,
“It was great to see so many youngsters taking part in this event, we had a record number of entries this year and it was nice to see some schools taking part for the first time. It’s important we provide opportunities for all young people to take part in physical activity and sport so that they can experience the enjoyment and benefits it can bring and this event certainly helped to do that.” I must mention the sports leaders from Impington who were exceptional, they did a fantastic job in ensuring the event ran smoothly and we must also thank Cambs Cricket for their support in delivering the table cricket.”