Over 10400 entries for Herefordshire’s Virtual Spring School Games!

Over 10400 entries for Herefordshire’s Virtual Spring School Games!

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:00

Over 10400 entries for Herefordshire’s Virtual Spring School Games!

More than 10400 children and young people from 33 schools across Herefordshire threw themselves into sporting challenges between the 15th & 18th of March.

Funded by the National Lottery, the Sport England programme aims to inspire millions of children and young people to take part in school competition, as well as participation events across the country.

The Herefordshire Spring School Games, took place at individual schools this year in light of the current restrictions, but this did not deter the schools and their young people from entering on mass and trying to improve their personal best scores.

There were 4 different skill challenges and 1 cultural activity for them to take part in, which encouraged young people to write an acrostic poem based on one of the School Games values.

Tim Knapp, Chair of the Herefordshire Local Organising Committee said 'It is fantastic to see so many pupils in Herefordshire taking part in these virtual challenges. We know physical activity levels may have suffered during lockdown, so the virtual Spring Games has provided a timely opportunity for young people to be active, benefitting both their physical health and mental wellbeing'.

The Games are organised by the Local Organising Committee, Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Herefordshire School Games Organisers and all were delighted with the quality and high number of entries. Each school that took part were entered into a prize draw to win book tokens or Clubs Sport vouchers as a thank you for supporting young people's sporting needs.

Challenge Winners:

Target Winners: Lea Primary & Whitecross High School

Pass & Catch Winners: Much Marcle Primary & Wigmore High School

Run Winners: Sutton Primary & Wigmore High School

Balance Winners: Kington Primary & Whitecross High School

Acrostic Poem Winner: Brayden from Luston Primary School

To find out more about the Herefordshire School Games please visit https://www.activehw.co.uk/herefordshire-school-games or contact Amy Ruffell-Hazell (Children & Young People's Project Officer) on a.ruffell-hazell@worc.ac.uk.

Tags: Herefordshire, School Games