Summer 2018 Day 1 – High Fives to all schools for a Fantastic Netball competition

On the first day of the Norfolk School Summer Games 30 teams across Norfolk played out a fantastic High Five Netball tournament in the sunshine at the Sports Park UEA. Sixteen large schools and fourteen small schools competed in a round robin tournament against two or three other schools in their group.  Teams entered the competition through qualifying for their partnership competition.

At the end of the round robin, the top two teams from each group entered the cup competition and the teams that finished third or fourth entered the plate competition. Teams then entered a second round robin tournament in the cup or plate competition before playing off against the team that finished in the same position in the other group. Each team played at least seven matches throughout the day.

The day showcased the excellent High Five Netball being performed throughout Norfolk and with over 250 children involved in the competition it was brilliant to see such high levels of participation. As the day progressed it was pleasing to see the quality of Netball being played with schools demonstrating superb team work, work rate and skill.

The results for the cup and plate competition were as follows:

Large Schools cup competition:

  • Sheringham
  • Blofield
  • Marthas A / Cringleford
  • St Williams
  • Cromer
  • Martham
  • Roydon

Small School cup competition

  • Wreningham A
  • Banham
  • Sandringham with Newton
  • Salhouse
  • Hempnall
  • Alpington
  • Rocklands
  • Wreningham B

Large Schools plate competition:

  • Marthas B
  • Stoke Holy Cross
  • Hethersett
  • St Nicholas
  • Swanton Morely/Weething
  • Scarning
  • Gt Ellingham

Small School plate competition

  • Fairhaven/Bawdeswell
  • Downham Prep
  • Lyng
  • Rollesby B
  • Rollesby A

A massive thankyou to the magnificent volunteer umpires who officiated the games and supported the young leaders from Wymondham College. The volunteers were excellent and enabled the event to run smoothly, your efforts were greatly appreciated.

To check out todays photos, click on the link below:

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Summer 2018 Day 1 – A smashing day for Catton Grove Primary

On day 1 of the Norfolk School Games 128 eager tennis proteges from schools across the county took to the indoors halls a the UEA Sportspark to contest the Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Finals.

All eight School Sports Partnerships had previously held qualifying events, with the top four teams progressing to todays county finals.

Each school competed in a knockout competition, with every team guaranteed five matches. With 4 players in each school team this amounted to over 80 matches!

The atmosphere was electric with players raring to go from the start. The matches continued thick and fast, with team mates cheering their friends on. Every point was to play for as tied results would mean a countback on points won. (this happened on several occasions due to the closeness of the competition).

The semi finals were tense affairs with Catton Grove narrowly edging out North Wooton. In what had to be the match of the day, Woodlands A clinched the match against Hethersett A by virtue of winning the No.1 Singles match. The teams were tied at 2-2 and also tied on the same number of points!

In the final, Catton Grove came through to claim the title against Woodlands A, with Hethersett A winning the 3/4th play off with North Wooton.

Schools who lost there first match continued to play off to determine a placed finish. In the end, having won all four of there remaining matches, St Francis of Assisi defeated Blofield to win the consolation event.

The trophies and medals were handed out by She Rallies Ambassador for Norfolk, Kim Burgess. On the day Kim also managed to get 3 more teachers signed up for a ‘Mishits’ workshop. An LTA initiative aimed at providing teacher/training to support female members of staff with coaching ideas to deliver to girls aged 5-8.

A big thank you to all the competing schools and to all the club volunteers who supported the event from:- Hingham TC, Wymondham TC, Norwich Parks Tennis, East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club, KES Community Club (Kings Lynn), Cromer TC, Thetford TC

Everyone of today’s competitors received a letter inviting them to a FREE taster tennis session at one of the above listed clubs.

Enjoy Wimbledon 2018 and keep practising!

For a look at some photos from todays action please see link below:-

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Special Schools Summer Games Festival

On Thursday 14th June, Special Schools from across Norfolk took part in the Summer Games Festival. Over 80 pupils from John Grant School, Hall School, The Clare School, Sheringham Woodfields School and Fred Nicholson School participated in the festival which aimed to introduce and engage more young people with a special educational need into school sports.

Pupils were split into groups and had the opportunity to take part in 2 activities from:

Dance

Boccia

Table Tennis

Curling

Athletics

Tennis

We’d like to thank all of the deliverers who helped with the event and the leaders from Diss High School who encouraged and supported the pupils so brilliantly. Photos taken during the event can be found here.

Our week long School Games finals begins tomorrow with mini tennis and high 5 netball at Sportspark. We look forward to welcoming more young people to each event.

Secondary Alternative Sports Day

On the 3rd and 4th May 2018, secondary school pupils from schools across the county took part in our Secondary Alternative Sports Days. The event was held at Kaset and Alive Leisure in Kings Lynn and it was hard to believe that they were in fact the last couple of days of the 2018 Winter Games events due to the sunny weather throughout.

The event, which was a new addition to our school games timetable, saw pupils from secondary schools in Norfolk take part in a variety of activities. These included, skateboarding, assault course, graffiti, cycling and climbing. Each activity was an introductory session and for most it was the first time trying these sports. Some pupils overcame their fear of heights on the climbing wall and assault course whilst others learnt how to ride a bicycle for the first time.

Following the event, a PE teacher who attended said that the hour session alone had enabled one pupil to learn how to ride and has continued to practise since.

We’d like to thank the fantastic deliverers who made the sessions engaging and fun for everyone as well as the leaders from West Anglia College who supported and encouraged throughout.

We hope that the next alternative day in our summer games week will bring different schools and pupils who would like to try alternative sports. The sports to look forward to are; Ultimate Frisbee, Handball, American Football and Dodgeball.

If your school would like to be a part of it, contact your school games organiser. We look forward to welcoming you to the next games!

To view the photos taken at the event use this link- https://norfolkschoolgames.instaproofs.com/gallery/#events/1577690

Special Schools ‘on target’ at the Games

Friday 27th April saw our re-scheduled Special School Games take place at Sportspark. The event saw pupils from John Grant, Sidestrand Hall, Clare School, Harford Manor special schools in Norfolk compete in Curling, Duathlon, Archery and Badminton and they all faced each competition with great determination!
The activities were delivered brilliantly by local community clubs and representatives from Active Norfolk. All students were assisted by young leaders from Diss High School who were fantastic and encouraged the competitors throughout. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a success.
All students participated with great enthusiasm and worked brilliantly in their teams. A list of full results can be found here and photos taken during the event can be found here.
Well done to everyone who took part!
Although the weather may not show it, the Summer Games are fast approaching and we are looking forward to the next Special School Games which will take place in June.

Winter 2018 Day 3 – Hundreds of girls show off their skills at Girls Football Finals

Thirty five teams from across the county took part in the event which aimed to encourage more pupils to take part in competitive school sport and be physically active.

The Finals were split into two separate competitions with one for girls in Years 3-4 and one for girls in Years 5-6.

In both competitions teams were split into four groups of four teams. Teams then played off against each other in a round robin format playing 8 minute long matches.

All matches were refereed by female students from the Easton & Otley College Girls Football Academy.

Once the group matches were completed the teams that finished 1st or 2nd in each group qualified to go into the Cup Competition. The teams who finished 3rd or 4th moved into the Plate Competition.

Both the Cup and Plate competitions were split in to two groups of four teams who again battled it out in a round robin format. The format of the event was designed to make

At the culmination of the Cup and Plate groups the teams who finished in the same position in each of the Cup/Plate groups played off against each other for overall position.

The finals standings were;

Year 3-4 Girls Finals

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  • 1st – Firside
  • 2nd – Martham
  • 3rd – Woodlands
  • 4th – Ellingham & Woodton
  • 5th – Ashwicken
  • 6th – Terrington
  • 7th – Swanton Morley
  • 8th – Harleston

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  • 1st – Woodland View
  • 2nd – Mulbarton
  • 3rd  – Great Ellingham
  • 4th – Bluebell
  • 5th – Old Catton
  • 6th – Attleborough
  • 7th – Millfield
Year 5-6 Girls Finals

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  • 1st – Martham
  • 2nd – Sheringham
  • 3rd – Hethersett
  • 4th – Wreningham
  • 5th – Fakenham
  • 6th – Woodlands
  • 7th – St Augustines
  • 8th – South Wootton

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  • 1st – Coltishall 1
  • 2nd – Firside
  • 3rd  – Mulbarton
  • 4th – Weeting
  • 5th – Ellingham & Woodton
  • 6th – Gayton
  • 7th – Attleborough
  • 8th – Coltishall 2

To view/purchase photos taken at the event by our official event photographer please visit the event photo gallery.

Jon Osborne, School Games Organiser commented;

“Congratulations to all of the girls that took part in today’s Girls Football Finals. They have all done really well to qualify through to represent their local School Sport Partnership in today’s Finals. It has been great to see so many girls taking part in the qualifying competitions and having the opportunity to take part in competitive football matches, many for the first time. We hope that many of them will have been bitten by the football bug and they will go on to continue playing football at school or in their own time by joining a local football club.”

If your child enjoyed taking part in the Girls Football Finals and would like to join a local community football club or session then visit the Clubs page of our website where you can see links to information about girls football opportunities available across Norfolk.

Winter 2018 Day 2 – 640 runners take over Holkham Hall for the Cross Country County Finals

Wednesday 7th March saw day 2 of the 2018 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at our brand new venue Holkham Hall. Although the event had been postponed, after the snowy conditions last week, the second day of the Games saw 640 young runners take part in the Yr 3-6 cross country finals.

Each of the participants had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included 80 runners made up of 10 boys and girls from each of years 3/4/5/6.

Despite the drizzly start to the day, everyone kept in high spirits and the sun even made an appearance towards the end of the afternoon.

Pupils were given the chance to walk the courses prior to the first race to familiarise themselves with the route.

Each of the races was tremendously exciting with runners setting off at a spirited pace. Runners were cheered on by hundreds of spectators who had come to watch the top young runners in the county compete.

The young runners completed the following distances;

• Year 3 (boys & girls) – 1000m
• Year 4 (boys & girls) – 1200m
• Year 5 (boys & girls) – 1400m
• Year 6 (boys & girls) – 1600m

For the results of the Top 3 runners from todays finals …click here.

Medals were presented to our Top 3 runners by Team England squad member Iona Lake, who has qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, which are to be held later this year.

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking here.

The event was supported by sports leaders from Alderman Peel High School, who acted as marshals to help guide runners around the course. A massive thank you to all of the volunteers that supported the event and also to Holkham Hall for allowing Norfolk School Games to host the 2018 Cross Country Finals at this stunning new venue.

Unfortunately we experienced a technical fault that means we are unable to publish the full results list as announced. We are currently seeking external advice to try to resolve this issue. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

The 2018 Norfolk School Games Finals continue with Day 3 on Thursday 8th March when the Primary Girls Football Finals are to be held at Goals, in Norwich.

Spectator information reminder for Cross Country Finals

The event will be taking place at Holkham Hall this Wednesday 7th March.

Cars are permitted to enter via the north gates. For Sat Navs, please use the postcode NR23 1RH. For cars bringing participants, a parking pass will need to be shown to car parking staff who will direct drivers to the correct car park. These can be obtained from the member of staff in charge of bringing participants.

Hot drinks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to run. We would recommend all athletes bring warm clothes and plenty to drink as they may be waiting around at times. Please encourage runners to bring warm clothes for before and after races.

We also advise all spectators to come prepared for poor weather.

PLEASE NOTE – We have no indoor space available for the duration of the event

Parents are welcome to come and watch on the day, however, there will be designated areas for spectators. We ask that you support us by remaining in the spectator area as directed by event staff.  This is to safeguard all the children at our event.

Please also be advised that the grounds will be open to other visitors so it is highly like that there will be members of the public including dog walkers around on the day although the general public will be informed of the event via social media prior to the day.

The format of the day is shown below as well as distances of each race.

11.10AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 3 & 4 – Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators to come on the course inspection please.

 

11.35AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 5 & 6 – Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators please to come on the course inspection please.

 

11.50AM – Year 3 Girl runners called for the start of their race. Runners leave all belongings in their area of the holding pens

 

12.00PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Girls race. Year 3 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

12.20PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Boys race. Year 4 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

12.40PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Girls race. Year 4 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

12.55PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Boys race. Year 5 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

13.10PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Girls race. Year 5 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area.

 

13.25PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Boys race. Year 6 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

13.40PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Girls race. Year 6 Boys runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

 

13.55PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Boys race. Runners leave belongings in their area. All runners to gather back in holding pens ready for departure.

 

 

Norfolk Winter School Games Week Postponed

Due to weather conditions forecast this week we have taken the decision to postpone the following Norfolk School Games Finals: 

Cross Country- Forecasts are suggesting that Holkham could feel as cold as -10 degrees and with there being no indoor space for competitors and predicted travel disruption we felt that in the interest of ensuring a positive and safe experience for competitors we need to rearrange.

The event will now take place on Wednesday 7th March, still at Holkham Hall, the event schedule and timings remain as planned.

 

Girls Football- Overnight snowfall expected over the next two nights is likely to result in the pitches not being clear for play on the day of the event. That along with the forecasts suggesting the temperature will not go above freezing and current school closures we have no other option than to postpone this event.

The event will now take place on Thursday 8th March, still at Goals Centre, Norwich, the event schedule and timings remain as planned.

 

Secondary Alternative Sports Day- Due to the current low numbers, possible school closures and disruptive travel this week we have taken the decision to postpone the Norfolk School Games Alternative Sports Day.

We are working hard to let you know as soon as possible a secured new date for the event.

 

Whilst we are disappointed that these events have had to be postponed and apologise for any inconvenience caused we hope you understand that we are committed to ensuring all participants receive a positive, high quality and valuable experience of the Norfolk School Games.

 

The Norfolk School Games Staff

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Students inspired by the Panathlon Challenge!

It was a great opening day of the Norfolk Winter School games 2018 as two teams from Dereham Neatherd and one team from City Academy Norwich competed in their first ever Panathlon competition. For many students involved this was their first experience of participating in a Panathlon and representing their school in organised sport.

Seven KS3 students from City Academy Norwich and fifteen KS3 students from Dereham Neatherd completed the Panathlon challenge which consisted of competitions in a variety of events including Boccia, Table Cricket, Poly bat, New Age Curling, Field Athletics and running races. Students participated with enthusiasm throughout and were clearly inspired by the recent winter Olympics performing some great shots in the New Age Curling event!

The competition was excellently run by the Panathlon Foundation Limited who organised an inclusive and fantastic competition for all students to enjoy. They were ably assisted by the impressive Wymondham College leaders who officiated, coached and encouraged all students throughout!

Well done to all of the students who participated in the Panathlon today, students demonstrated excellent team work and technique in a range of different events and should be proud of their achievements. The final results were as follows.

1st place – Dereham Neatherd team 1

2nd place – City Academy Norwich

3rd place – Dereham Neatherd team 2

Below is a link to the photos of today’s action!

Photos

Phil Lambert SGO South Norfolk

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Pupils swing into action at the Norfolk School Games Key Steps 1 Gymnastics Finals

The opening day of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2018 brought 96 Year 1 & 2 boys and girls from across the County, to the fantastic Gymnastic Centre at the UEA Sportspark, to compete in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final.

The children qualified from their Level 2 competitions to represent their respective School Sport Partnerships from across the County and they have spent the last few weeks perfecting their vaults and Gymnastic routines to their chosen piece of music.

The competition was ably assisted by Helen Inglis from The Norwich Academy of Gymnastics, along with highly qualified club coaches, Sportspark gymnastics coaches and a very talented and enthusiastic group of leaders from Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form.

In addition to the competition, the children had the opportunity to experience SPring’s excellent facilities along with some top class coaching on the bars, beams, trampoline and fast track. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various pieces of equipment and acquiring some new skills which we hope will encourage them to think about joining their local Gymnastic clubs. We are really grateful to the following gym clubs, The Norfolk Academy of Gymnastics, Norwich Gym Club, Easton Gym Club, Chermond Gym Club, North Walsham Gym and Spring Gym Club (at both Diss & Hewett), who have all offered a free session to each of today’s participants with a view to getting more youngsters involved in community clubs. Our thanks to all of these clubs and I hope, from this, that we see our gymnasts from today progressing through the years.

Well done to all of our gymnasts today who presented their gymnastics routines and vaults with such skill and confidence. Their routines were beautifully choreographed by their various teachers/coaches and the children did them great justice with their performances.

Congratulations go to our Norfolk School Games Keysteps 1 Gymnastics medal winners :-

1st place – Harleston Scientists

2nd place – South Wootton Infant School

3rd place – Spooner Row PS

Isla McFadyen

Full results can be viewed along with photographs from the event by following the below links –

Results

Photos

 

Winter 2018 Day 1 – Pupils Run, Jump & ‘Snow’ Themselves into Sportshall Athletics Action

February 26th, 2018

As part of the first day of 2018 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals action the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competitions took place at the Sportspark. Despite the wintery conditions outside, close to 300 young athletes from Years 3 through to 6 took part in a wide range of Athletics events inside the fantastic facility of the Sportspark & tried to score as many points as possible for their Partnership teams.

Each of the Teams had qualified to represent their local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included competitors in the Big Schools (Yr5/6), Small Schools (Yr4-6) and Yr3/4 events – with the competition for the younger children being new to the Norfolk School Games for 2018

Sportshall Athletics is an indoor form of track and field for children between the ages of 4 and 16.  It was created to provide a safe and warm environment for young athletes to train during the cold and dark winter months and quickly developed into a new form of team competition. The program focusses on fitness and multi-skill development providing grounding for all sports. It is totally inclusive, encourages children to get fit and promotes friendship whilst having lots of fun.

It was the older children who took centre stage first, with Pupils from Years 4 to 6 competing for their SSP in both Big Schools & Small Schools. It didn’t take long for the atmosphere to hit fever pitch as the boys & girls were cheered on to some fantastic performances driven by great displays of enthusiasm & sportsmanship.

After a short break for lunch it was then the team of the Year 3 & 4 pupils to shine, as they got the chance to take part in this brilliant sport for the first time as part of the Norfolk School Games program. They did superbly well and showed some excellent determination & talent to put on a real show for the watching parents to crown a wonderful day of sporting action.

Results

Big School – Girls

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 166
2nd Cringleford Norwich 142
3rd Blofield Norwich East 140
4th Sheringham North Norfolk 110
5th South Wootton West Norfolk 76
6th Reepham West Norwich & Dereham 38
7th Admirals Breckland 34
Wicklewood South Norfolk

 

Big School – Boys

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 170
2nd Blofield Norwich East 148
3rd Firside West Norwich & Dereham 118
4th Holly Meadows West Norfolk 114
5th Sheringham North Norfolk 106
6th St. Francis of Assissi Norwich 74
7th Admirals Breckland 71
8th Wicklewood South Norfolk 70

 

Small Schools Combined

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Wreningham South Norfolk 264
2nd Banham South Norfolk 244
3rd Fairhaven Norwich East 242
4th Sandringham & West Newton West Norfolk 182
5th Rollesby East Norfolk 178
6th Catfield North Norfolk 128
7th Great Witchingham West Norwich & Dereham 122
8th All Saints Breckland 110

 

Year 3/4 – Girls

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 168
2nd Blofield Norwich East 146
3rd Cringleford Norwich 136
4th Terrington St. Clements West Norfolk 116
5th Taverham West Norwich & Dereham 104
6th Wreningham South Norfolk 90
7th Great Ellingham Breckland 84
8th Holt North Norfolk 46

 

Year 3/4 – Boys

Position School SSP Points Scored
1st Woodlands East Norfolk 156
2nd Brundall Norwich East 153
3rd St. Francis of Assissi Norwich 152
4th Wreningham South Norfolk 150
5th Firside West Norwich & Dereham 114
Great Ellingham Breckland
7th Gayton West Norfolk 86
8th Holt North Norfolk 49

 

Click here for the full results from today’s competitions .

You can also view and purchase a selection of photos, of each race taken by our event photographer by clicking Sportshall Athletics – Morning (morning) and Sportshall Athletics – Afternoon(afternoon).

We would like to take this chance to say a huge thank you to Adam from Sportshall UK who compered, organised and ran the day in a brilliant manner that had everyone engaged, enthused & unable to stop smiling! The event was also supported by Sports Leaders from Taverham High School, who acted as officials for the Track events and ran the Field events so we would like to extend a big thank you to them as well. Also, we were incredibly lucky to be able to have 2018 GB Commonwealth Games Athlete Iona Lake there with us on the day, who handed out the much sought-after medals & trophies as well as provided a huge source of inspiration for all the youngsters.

The 2018 Norfolk School Games Finals take a short break now, coming back with the Year 3-6 Girls Football Competition on March 1st at Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.

Spectator Information for Winter School Games Finals (Mon 26th Feb – Fri 2nd Mar)

Please see below for information for spectators about each day’s events.

Monday 26th February

Yr 5&6 Sportshall – The event will be taking place at the UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 1pm.

Panathlon- The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in halls 4&5. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 2pm.

Yr 1-2 Keysteps Gymnastics – The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in the Spring Centre. It will start at 9.30 and will be finished by 3pm.

Yr 3&4 Sportshall – The event will be taking place at The UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 1.30 and will be finished by 4pm.

Please note, there will not be spectator car parking on site available however the Costessey park and ride service is available.

There will be refreshments available on the day from the café and sandwiches range from £2.50 to £3.50. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to compete. Parents are permitted to come and watch on the day, however, there will be a designated area for spectators in the viewing balcony. Please remain in this area throughout the event.

Wednesday 28th February

Yr 3-6 Cross Country– The event will be taking place at Holkham Hall. Cars are permitted to enter via the north gates. For Sat Navs, please use the postcode NR23 1RH. For cars bringing participants, a parking pass will need to be shown to car parking staff who will direct drivers to the drop off point. These can be obtained from the member of staff in charge of bringing participants.

Hot drinks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to run. We would recommend all athletes bring warm clothes and plenty to drink as they may be waiting around at times. Please encourage runners to bring warm clothes for before and after races.

We also advise all spectators to come prepared for poor weather.

PLEASE NOTE – We have no indoor space available for the duration of the event

If the weather is particularly poor we may have to cancel the event, this would however be in extreme circumstances. A final decision will be made on the afternoon of Monday 26th February 2018 to allow schools to receive this message.

Parents are welcome to come and watch on the day, however, there will be designated areas for spectators. We ask that you support us by remaining in the spectator area as directed by event staff.  This is to safeguard all the children at our event.

Please also be advised that the grounds will be open to other visitors so it is highly like that there will be members of the public including dog walkers around on the day although the general public will be informed of the event via social media prior to the day.

The format of the day is shown below as well as distances of each race.

11.10AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 3 & 4 Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators to come on the course inspection please.

11.35AM – COURSE INSPECTION YR 5 & 6 Runners to meet on the warm up area (shown on the map) to walk the course as a guided group.  No spectators please to come on the course inspection please.

11.50AM – Year 3 Girl runners called for the start of their race. Runners leave all belongings in their area of the holding pens

12.00PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Girls race. Year 3 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

12.20PM – Start of 1000m Year 3 Boys race. Year 4 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

12.40PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Girls race. Year 4 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

12.55PM – Start of 1200m Year 4 Boys race. Year 5 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

13.10PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Girls race. Year 5 Boy runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area.

13.25PM – Start of 1400m Year 5 Boys race. Year 6 Girl runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

13.40PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Girls race. Year 6 Boys runners to be called for the start of their race. Runners leave belongings in their area

13.55PM – Start of 1600m Year 6 Boys race. Runners leave belongings in their area. All runners to gather back in holding pens ready for departure.

Thursday 1st March

Yr 3-4 & 5-6 Girls Football Finals – The event will be taking place at Norwich Goals Football Centre, NR1 2GB. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to start at 10.30am and the event should finish at 4pm.

Limited parking is available on site, however signs will be displayed to direct spectators to other parking areas once capacity is reached. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. Please also be aware that the venue will be open to the public on the day.

Yr 7-9 Secondary Alternative Sports Day– The event will be taking place at Kaset, Kings Lynn on Thursday 1st March/Friday 2nd March. Please arrive at the venue at 9.30am and the event should finish at 4pm.

There is parking available on site. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be available to purchase on the day, however competitors are advised to bring a packed lunch. Please also be aware that the venue will be open to the public on the day.

Friday 2nd March

Yr 1-2 Kwik Cricket Festival – The event will take place at the UEA Sportspark in halls 1-3. It will start at 10am and will be finished by 2pm.

Please note, there will not be spectator car parking on site available however the Costessey park and ride service is available.

There will be refreshments available on the day from the café and sandwiches range from £2.50 to £3.50. The competitors should arrive in kit ready to compete. Parents are permitted to come and watch on the day, however, there will be a designated area for spectators in the viewing balcony. Please remain in this area throughout the event.

If you wish to take photographs at any of the events, you will need to register your device at the photo registration point before the start of the event and avoid taking photos of those wearing illuminous wristbands who do not have photographic permission. Please note that PRESS photographers will be at the event. Any parent who is not happy to have their child in PRESS photographs should inform their school and/or partnership team manager and this information will be passed on to the organisers at registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to the finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With only 1 week to go until the Norfolk School Games Finals, we are gearing up for one of our most exciting week of events this year. Read more

School Games are back

The Norfolk School Games is back for another year!

It is the largest school sport event to be held in Norfolk and your school has now been offered the chance to take part this year.

The Games are part of the national School Games initiative which aims to inspire more young people to take part in competitive school sport. The Norfolk School Games is organised by Active Norfolk and the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in the county.

We have a variety of sporting events and opportunities for you to take part in this year starting with the winter games in February. These include, for primary schools: cross country, kwik cricket, swimming, gymnastics and mini-tennis. For secondary schools: panathlon, athletics and angling plus more!

With over 18,000 young people accessing 14 different sports across 150 events last year alone, don’t miss the chance to be involved in this year’s.

For more information please contact your local school sports partnership by visiting www.norfolkssp.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Day 6 – A smashing performance by all at Y3-4 Mixed Mini Tennis Finals

Friday saw 128 big hitting mini tennis players competing in an event which enabled every player to play 5 matches throughout the day.

32 teams had qualified through Ssp Level 2 events earlier in the year and several schools had 2 teams into the finals.

The draw enabled teams to progress forward in the draw and also continued to provide matchplay opportunities for teams who might lose matches.

In total 300 matches were played with each rubber consisting of the 4 team members playing against there opposite number number in the opposing team.

Richard Bloomfield, ex Davis Cup and 5x Wimbledon player was on hand to watch some of the exciting talent on show. After presenting the awards Richard said ” This was a great event, you could see the children concentrating so hard but enjoying themselves at the same time. It would be great to see this many children enjoying competition on a more regular basis.”

For final standings please see below.

Mini Tennis Finals Results

 

 

 

Day 6 – Norfolk’s Special Schools Games

Day 6 of the Norfolk Summer School Games 2017 saw 50 Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students from 4 of Norfolk’s Special Schools compete in a range of Olympic style events.

The students from Hall School, Harford Manor, John Grant School and Sheringham Woodfields School participated in Field and Track Athletics events, Golf, Indoor Rowing and Tennis, and they certainly faced their opponents with great determination and enthusiasm.

The students were selected by their schools to represent them at this County event and their schools can be very proud of, not only their sporting skills, but also the wonderful sportsmanship demonstrated as they supported and celebrated the achievements of competitors from all of the schools.

This event is now an integral part of our Norfolk School Games and we are grateful for the work done in preparation for this event, and on the day, to Active Norfolk staff, City of Norwich Athletics Club, Waitrose Supermarket who actively support events with volunteers and also to an excellent group of

Year 12 Sports Leaders from Diss High School all of whom were instrumental in making this such a success.

Congratulations to all of our competitors for their great efforts and their amazing enthusiasm throughout the event.

Full results can be viewed here along with photographs from the event by following this link 

Day 6 – Anglers “cast” into action, with impressive results that will see them “carping” on all summer long

Friday 23rd June witnessed a large shoal of talented Norfolk anglers descend on Barford Lakes for the final day of the Norfolk Summer School Games.

Over 4o pupils from secondary schools across Norfolk came together to waggle their way to the spoils of being crowned Norfolk School Games Angling Winners 2017; after being worthy qualifiers from their Level 2 School Sports Partnership events . The day started with blue skies and a gentle breeze to welcome our angling finalists for the eagerly anticipated peg draw.

The pegs for the 3 hour match that would span three lakes and some six sections were  sucessfully drawn and the anglers set about building their base for the days proceedings. The match witnessed many different approaches to tempt the wide variety of species that reside in Barfords three impressively kept lakes and it wasn’t long before floats were diving, tips were twitching and the nets were filling with Roach, Bream and a certain Mr Carp or two.

The quality of the weather was bettered only by the quality of the angling and the support provided by Barford Lakes staff and volunteers. Once again the work specifically of Sarah Thompson to work closely with those in the tackle and bait industry ensured our anglers were rewarded with huge amounts of “goodies” and our thanks to those companies, Copdock Mill, Preseton Innovations, Guru, Van Den Eynde.

These superb prizes, medals and trophies were given out to the top five teams, our 6 section winners and our best overall angler, which was all in addition to the bait, tackle and futher prizes all anglers received just for qualifying for today’s event.

The title of best overall angler went to Thomas Gell with and impressive haul of 22lb 01oz competing for Breckland School Sport Partnership.

Section Winners:

The three lakes were split in half to allow for six section titles to compete for and those lucky winners were:

Top Lake: Sonny Page (Norwich SSP) & Evan Raitt (West Norfolk SSP)

Pleasure Lake: Callum Garret (West Norwich & Dereham SSP) & Jacob Clarke (West Norfolk SSP)

Match Lake: Bryce Ingham (West Norfolk SSP) & Ewan Clarke (North Norfolk SSP)

Team Event:

1st: West Norfolk SSP (B)

2nd: Breckland SSP (A)

3rd: West Norfolk SSP (A)

The full list of final standing can be seen by clicking here.

Special thanks must go to Sarah Thompson and here team of volunteers that were absolutely superb not only today but all year long in their support for the local Level 2 Qualification events, without these dedicated and passionate people the event simply would not be the success it is.

All of today’s photos can be viewed by clicking here.

Day 5 – Norfolk girls showed they can by not getting ‘caught out’ in the rain as they ‘hit for six’ on day 5 of the Summer County Finals.

Thursday 22nd June saw teams of girls from across all 8 school sport partnerships take part in the Girls Kwik Cricket Finals at Old Buckenham Cricket Club.

The morning start off with the teams being drawn into two groups , teams played matches within their groups in a round robin format.

After the first rounds of matches had all been played, the 1st and 2nd placed teams in each pool then advanced to the Cup competition whilst the 3rd and 4th placed teams went onto play in the Plate competition.

The teams then proceed to play knock out matches before finally playing their last round of matches , playing off for their final placings.

Congratulations to our winners St. Williams Primary, who beat Woodlands Primary in a talent filled final match to end the day.

Results

  1. St. Williams Primary
  2. Woodlands Primary
  3. St. Marthas

Plate Winners – Millfield Primary School.

To view the full results of todays event click here

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You can view photos of the Finals on our School Games photo gallery, click here.

All of the girls were given a certificate at the end of the event to celebrate their achievement in qualifying for the finals.

We also gave out additional certificates for a select few that showed sportsmanship like qualities through out the day , these were nominated by school staff and volunteers.

A BIG thank you to the young sports leaders from Attleborough Academy , without the support of young leaders events like this events wouldn’t happen.

Join a local club

If your child took part in the Finals and is interested in developing their Cricket skills further by joining a local team then visit our Clubs Page for more information about Cricket clubs in Norfolk.

The Norfolk School Games Finals will continue tomorrow , Friday 23rd June. This will be the final day of the Summer School Games. The week will end with Secondary Angling at Barford Lakes,  Year 3 & 4 Mini Tennis and our Special School Games at SPortspark, UEA.

In the meantime why not keep up to date with the Norfolk School Games by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To find out more about the Games and how your school could get involved please visit the Information page of this site.

Day 4 – Secondary Pupils Go The ‘Distance’ at School Games Athletics Finals

On a beautiful Summer’s day at the Sportspark nearly 700 pupils from Secondary Schools across the County came together to compete in the Secondary School School Games Athletics Finals.

All the pupils taking part had qualified from the Level 2 Competitions that took place in their own partnership area meaning the quality & skills on show were of the highest order.

Despite the blisteringly hot temperatures fast times were set on the Track and huge distances racked up in the Field as the event really showed off the huge array of Athletics talent in Norfolk.

Individual results from the day can be seen here but the overall Partnership standings finished as follows…

1st – SOUTH NORFOLK

2nd – WEST NORWICH & DEREHAM

3rd – WEST NORFOLK

4TH= EAST NORFOLK

4TH= NORWICH EAST

6th – NORTH NORFOLK

7th- NORWICH

8th – BRECKLAND

As always we are hugely grateful to the UEA Sportspark for hosting us and allowing us to use their fantastic facilities for today and the duration of the games.

For those youngsters looking yo find out more information on Athletics clubs in their community please check out the ‘Clubs’ section of our website