Wins for Carre’s and St Botolph’s in Sainsbury’s School Games

Over 650 children from across Lincolnshire took part in the event. EMN-150313-184012001
Over 650 children from across Lincolnshire took part in the event. EMN-150313-184012001

Two Sleaford schools tasted success at the Sainsbury’s School Games Lincolnshire Winter Festival on March 4.

Two Sleaford schools tasted success at the Sainsbury’s School Games Lincolnshire Winter Festival on March 4.

The event, held at The Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham, attracted around 650 children and young people aged from eight to 18 from 80 primary and secondary schools, who competed in six sports and a total of eight different competitions. The sports played were badminton, hockey, netball, new age kurling, swimming and volleyball.

St Botolph’s Primary School from Sleaford won the years five and six netball competition, while Carre’s Grammar School took the honours in the under-13 mixed volleyball.

Other schools that took part from Sleaford area were Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn, William Alvey Primary School of Sleaford, St George’s Academy of Sleaford abd Rauceby Primary School.

Special guest at the event was former Commonwealth gold medallist and London 2012 Olympian, Ross Davenport.

He said: “It’s inspiring to see the amount of young children competing in sports with a smile on their face and enjoying being active in an age where television and games consoles sometimes stop them from taking part.”

Jo Purkiss, sport project officer at Lincolnshire Sport, added: “A huge congratulations and thank you to all the competitors and volunteers who made the event so successful.

“We’d also like to recognise the incredible support of all of our partners who help to make these events happen.”

Grantham Meres Leisure Centre will also host the Sainsbury’s School Games Lincolnshire Summer Festival on July 8. The Sainsbury’s School Games are part of a national initiative to give every pupil in the country the opportunity to experience competitive sport and feel part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy.