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School Games is back as 44 teams join in contest

Ryan Smith 19th Apr, 2022

OVER 1,000 children flocked to Bromsgrove School to take part in the Worcestershire Winter School Games.

Students representing 44 schools participated in the event on April 4 where they competed to become county champions.

The event was run as part of the National Lottery funded Sport England programme.

The Winter School Games is an annual event but has been disrupted for the past two years due to the pandemic.

Students participated in mini Olympic style sports activities including sports hall athletics, netball and pan disability football.

The games rewarded the school that best displayed the School Games values of respect, determination, passion, self-belief, honesty and team work.

North Worcestershire’s Crown Meadow First School reflected these values best, with Droitwich and Worcester’s Chawson First School finishing second.

Chief Executive Officer at Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Stephen Brewster, said: “Whilst our face-to-face festivals haven’t been able to take place through the pandemic, we have been blown away by the level of involvement from our schools and we’re extremely proud to have welcomed over 1,000 pupils.

“In a Commonwealth year which sees our West Midlands neighbours Birmingham host, we hope that the School Games have provided an opportunity to motivate and inspire hundreds of young people across Worcestershire to participate in competitive school sport and physical activity.”

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