Our first ‘This Girl Can’ Secondary Festival a great success!

Last Friday saw 4 of our North Norfolk Secondary schools attend a fantastic ‘This Girl Can’ event organised by Chloe Pedlow, School Games Organiser as part of our new approach to the level 2 school games for key stage 3 pupils.

The event aimed to help girls find new activities they would like to try again back at school. They each got to have a go at 4 different sports activities and say what they thought about each one.  Was it for them? Did they enjoy it? And would they do it again?

Leaders from Cromer Academy helped deliver the sessions of football and obstacle courses while coaches delivered karate and cricket.

Of course, there was lots of smiles and giggles whilst being physically active but they did manage the time to do a mannequin challenge brilliantly;

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Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 5 Report

Today was the fifth and final day of the 2016 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals and was blessed with beautiful weather. The event was delivered in partnership with Norfolk County FA.

Day five of the Games was based at the Football Development Centre (FDC) in Norwich and included the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals and the Yr 4-6 Mixed Football Finals.

Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals

Sixteen teams of girls from across the County came together to take part in the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals.

Teams were split into four groups with teams competing in a round robin format. Once all of teh fixtures had been completed the top two teams from each group progressed into the Cup Competition with the bottom two teams in each group going in to the Plate Competition.

The Cup/Plate competitions were both split into two groups with teams again competing against each other in a round robin format.

At the culmination of those groups the teams that finished in the same position in each of the Cup groups played off for overall positions (1st to 8th). The same happened for the teams in the Plate competition who played off for 9th-16th position. The headline results were;

Cup Competition

1st – Costessey Junior School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Woodlands Primary Academy (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Dussindale Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Docking Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Scarning Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Diamond Academy (Breckland SSP)

You can download the full results from the event by clicking here. You can view a gallery of photos taken of all of the action by visiting the Photo Gallery section.

Yr 4-6 Mixed Football Finals

At the same time as the Yr 3-4 Girls competition was underway, 13 teams from some of the county’s small schools (<125 pupils) were battling it out in their own Football Finals for boys and girls in Yr 4-6.

Teams were initially split into two groups, one of 6 teams and one of 7. They then played against in each with the teams that finished in the same position in each group playing off against each other for overall positions.

1st – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

2nd – Banham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Preston Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

To see the full breakdown of results from the mixed football finals please click here.

All of the matches in the two competitions were refereed by student leaders from the Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA).

You can also view and purchase photos from both of the events included in Day 5 of the Games by clicking here.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 4 Report

Day 4 of the Summer Finals was at risk of being affected by some forecasted heavy rain, thunder and lightning but the bad weather held off and the Games went ahead as planned.

The penultimate day of the Summer Games Finals included; Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals, Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals, Yr 7-13 Angling Finals.

Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Finals

It was the Tri Golf Finals that were at most risk of being affected by any O63A5003bad weather so it was moved inside into the Easton College Tennis Centre.

The competition was split into two age categories with Yr 1-2 and Yr 3-4 pupils competing against each other. Pupils competed in teams of 10, with 5 boys and 5 girls in each team. All of the teams that took part in the Finals had qualified to take part by competing in local qualifying competitions

Teams took part in a range of Tri Golf activities which challenged them in a range of fundamental golf skills. All of the activities were delivered by volunteers from local golf clubs and student leaders from City College Norwich.

Teams scored points dependent on their performances in each activity. At the end of the event each teams total points scored was calculated and the overall rankings were announced. The top three teams in each category were

Yr 1-2 Competition

1st – Bluebell Primary School (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Gayton Primary School (West Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Holt Community Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

Yr 3-4 Competition

1st – Holt Community Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Trowse Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Sprowston Junior School (Norwich East SSP)

To download the full breakdown of results click here. You can view and purchase photos of the Tri Golf Finals by clicking here.

Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals

Meanwhile at Old Buckenham Cricket O63A5104Club, the Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals were underway. Seven teams qualified to represent their SSP in the Finals which were delivered in partnership with Norfolk Cricket Board.
During the morning, teams competed against each other in a round robin format. Some rain showers did disrupt play for a short while but it didn’t dampen the young cricketers spirits or enthusiasm. At the end of the morning session the top four teams progressed into a Cup Competition and the bottom three went into the Plate Competition.
The top four teams then took part in semi finals to decide which two teams would play in the final for 1st/2nd place. The losing teams then played against each other to decide 3rd/4th place.
1st – St Williams Primary School (Norwich East SSP)
2nd – Holt Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)
3rd – Wreningham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)
Download the full results to see the full breakdown of where each team finished. To view photos of the competition please click here.
The event was supported by officials from Old Buckenham Cricket Club and  staff from Norfolk Cricket Board.

Yr 7-13 Angling Finals

The School Games Angling Finals were held at Barford Lakes just outside O63A4838Norwich.  Two teams of three pupils from each of the eight SSPs qualified for the Finals.

The mid morning rain didn’t hold up the competition with one angler from each team being split across the venues three lakes (Top Lake, Pleasure Lake, Match Lake). Team captains drew lots to decide where on the lake each member of the team would fish from.

Once anglers had set up their equipment the horn was sounded and they had three hours to catch the greatest weight of fish as they could. Anglers used a variety of tactics and techniques and showed great determination and patience throughout the match.

At the end of the 3 hours, each anglers haul was weighed and points were awarded to the pupils within each section who had caught the greatest weight of fish. The points of each team member were then added together to give each team a total score.

1st – West Norfolk SSP

2nd – North Norfolk SSP

3rd – Breckland SSP

To view the full breakdown of result please click here. Our professional photographer took a series of photographs of the competition, you can view them and purchase copies here.

Day 5 of the Games will be held tomorrow and will include the Yr 3-4 Girls Football Finals which will be held at the FDC in Norwich.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 3 Report

Day 3 of the Summer School Games Finals included four separate events in a range of sports and catered for boys and girls for a range of age groups.

Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis

The Yr 3-4 Mini Tennis Finals took place at the Easton College Tennis Centre. Fifteen teams of four pupils (2 boys and 2 girls) competed on behalf of their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) to be crowned 2016 Norfolk School Games champions.

During the morning of the event, teams were split into groups and competed against each other in a round robin format. The results of these groups then decided the fixtures for the afternoon playoffs where teams battled it out for overall positions.
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1st – Catton Grove Primary – (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – St Williams Primary – (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – North Elmham Primary – (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

You can download the full results by clicking here. You can also view and purchase photos from the event by clicking here.
The event was delivered in partnership with coaches and staff from Easton College Tennis Centre and supported by sports leaders from Cromer Academy.
Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball

The Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball Finals were held at the O63A4555Sportspark and saw 29 teams of 8 girls/boys from across the county taking part in two separate competitions. One competition was for big schools (>125 pupils) and the other was for small schools (<125 pupils).

The action continued throughout the day despite some mixed weather that saw periods of warm sunshine followed by showers.

Teams in the big schools competition were split into four groups with teams competing against each other ion a round robing format. The top two teams from each group then went forward into the Cup competition with the bottom two teams going into the Plate competition.

Within the Cup and Plate competitions teams were again split into two groups who played against each other in a round robin format. The teams that finished in the same position in each of the groups then played off for overall placings (eg 1st in Group 1 vs 1st in Group 2 for 1st/2nd overall etc).

At the end of the day the headline results were;

1st – Cringleford Primary School – (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Homefield Primary School – (East Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Attleborough Junior School – (Breckland SSP)

In the Small Schools competition, 13 teams were split into two groups would played against each other. The finishing positions for each group were then used to play teams off against each other for overall positions as in the Big Schools competition.

The results were;

1st – Garboldisham Primary School – (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Wreningham Primary School – (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Sandringham Primary School – (West Norfolk SSP)

To download the full list of results from both teh Big and Small School events please click here. To view/purchase photos from the High 5 Netball Finals visit here.

The event was supported by volunteer officials from a number of local netball clubs as well as sports leaders from Norwich School and Reepham High School.

The event also had a VIP guest in the form of England Netball player Lindsay Keable. Lindsay spent all day talking to the young players, signing autographs and having her photo taken. The pupils were very interested to hear all about how Lindsay got in to netball and how often she trains amongst many other good questions.

Yr 7-8 & 9-10 Triathlon Finals

In recent years the Games has included an Aquathlon (swim/run) O63A4692event for pupils in Yr 7-8 & 9-10. NEW for 2016 this was expanded into a Triathlon (swim/cycle/run) event to challenge the pupils even further.

The swim legs were held in the Sportspark pool and the run and cycle legs taking place over the road in Earlham Park. The event was delivered in partnership with Tri A Sport CIC.

The results were;

Yr 7-8 Boys

1st – Callum Steadman (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Callum Steadman (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Matthew Munnings (South Norfolk SSP)

Yr 7-8 Girls

1st – Kate Willis (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Fenke Rosbergen (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Tilly Merrick (North Norfolk SSP)

Yr 9-10 Boys

1st – Chris Halsam (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Sam Ross (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Mal Staff (Norwich East SSP)

Yr 9-10 Girls

1st – Naryce Anderson (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Victoria Lloyd (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Maysie Steadman (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

To download the full results please click here. You can also view and purchase photos of the exciting new event by clicking here.

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Pupils from the county’s special schools took part in an exciting day of sports competitions. The events were split in those for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).

Teams of pupils from each school competed again each other in athletics, archery, rowing and tennis.

The headline results were;

Rowing

MLD – 1st – Fred Nic B, 2nd – Sidestrand 1, 3rd –  Fred Nic 1

SLD – 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Harford Manor B, 3rd – Clare School

Tennis

MLD – 1st –  Fred Nic, 2nd – Sidestrand

SLD – 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Harford Manor, 3rd – Clare School

To view photos from the Special School Games please click here.

Norfolk Summer School Games Finals – Day 2 Report

Today was the second day of the 2016 Norfolk Summer School Games Finals and hundreds of pupils from across the County took part. The action was split between the Sportspark at the UEA and Horsford Cricket Club.

The Norfolk School Games aims to increase the number of young people take part in competitive sport. The Games is part of the national School Games programme and is sponsored locally by the Sportspark.

Yr 7-10 Athletics Finals

Over 500 high school pupils from across the County came together today to represent their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) in the Yr 7-10 athletics final. The sun shone all day long and it provided hot conditions for the competitors. Temperatures were hot on the track too with some incredible action in all events.

The event was supported by volunteers from City of Norwich Athletics Club and also had a VIP guest in the form of Olympic Sprinter Abi Oyepitan.

Pupils competed in a range of track and field events and scored points for their SSP team based on their finishing positions.

At the end of the event the overall results and were announced as below;

1st – South Norfolk SSPAthletics

2nd – East Norfolk SSP

3rd – West Norwich and Dereham SSP

4th – West Norfolk SSP

=5th – Norwich SSP

=5th – Norwich East SSP

7th – Breckland SSP

8th – North Norfolk SSP

You can view the full breakdown of results for boys and girls by visiting the Results section of this site.

Rob McCombe, School Games Organiser for West Norwich and Dereham SSP commented;

“Todays event gave hundreds of young athletes from across Norfolk the opportunity to represent their school sport partnership against other young people. We would like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who helped run events and make the Finals such a great success”.

Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals

Meanwhile on the other side of Norwich, young cricketers from Primary Schools from across the county were taking part in the Norfolk School Games Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals. The event was held at Horsford Cricket Club and delivered in partnership with the Norfolk Cricket Board.

All of the 16 teams that took part in the Finals had qualified by taking part in local competitions held by each of Norfolk’s eight School Sports Partnerships (SSPs).

During the morning of the event, teams were split in to 4 groups and competed against each other in a round robin format across 8 pitches. The top 2 teams in each group progressed into a Cup competition in the afternoon whilst the bottom two teams went into a Plate competition. Within each competition teams played off for overall standings.

The final results were;

Cup CompetitionCricket

1st – Attleborough Junior School (Breckland SSP)

2nd – Brooke VC Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Poringland Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

All of the umpires for the competition were provided by the Norfolk Cricket Board with Sports Leaders from Cromer Academy assisting with umpiring and scoring.

At the end of the event staff from the Norfolk Cricket Board awarded a “Spirit of the Games” award to the team from Millfield Primary School (North Norfolk SSP) for “overall sportsmanship and team enthusiasm throughout the day”.
You can view a gallery of photos taken of both events by clicking here. You can also purchase copies of your favourite photos for a small charge.

Dont forget that you can follow all of the action from the Games by following it on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) and Facebook (Search “Norfolk School Games“).

Playground to Podium Festival engages more pupils in school sport – Day 1 Report

Today over 200 pupils from across the county came together O63A0012
to take part in the Norfolk School Games Playground to Podium Festival. The festival aimed to provide pupils with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) with the opportunity to represent their school in a fun school sport event.

The festival was held at the Sportspark at the UEA in Norwich and saw pupils take part in a wide variety of different activities including; wheelchair basketball, boccia, tennis, athletics, table tennis, judo, cricket and football.

All activities were delivered by local community coaches and supported by sports leaders from City College Norwich and Easton and Otley College.

Jo Thompson, County School Games Organiser for Active Norfolk said;O63A0140

“We are really pleased with how today’s event has gone. It was great to see so many different pupils having the chance to represent their school at a sports event alongside pupils from other schools.”

Lucy Hinde from Firside Junior commented;

“Fantastic. Brilliantly organised and priceless for our children. When we mention it their eyes light up. Smiles all round”

Gary Hyden from The Clare School added;

Superbly organised events, set at just the right level to keep pupils engaged and enthused to participate to the best of their abilities”

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The Norfolk School Games will continue on Tuesday 21st June when qualifying teams from across Norfolk come together at Horsford Cricket Club for the Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals and also at Sportspark where Yr 7-10 pupils will compete in the School Games Athletics Finals.

You can follow all of the action by following the Games on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) or on Facebook (“Norfolk School Games”).

FREE Angling Taster Evening for Secondary School staff at Barford Lakes

FREE Angling Taster Evening For Secondary School Staff – Tuesday 24th May 4pm – 6.30pm at Barford Lakes

A FREE event to introduce school staff to the joys of angling. Food on arrival included! BBQ Pulled pork roll with homemade coleslaw.

All equipment, bait and coaching is provided and the evening is designed to introduce school staff to the social benefits of angling, the facilities at Barford Lakes and the coaching opportunities available.

Since Angling has been part of the Norfolk School Games we have found that the event has involved pupils not normally engaged in other school sport. A fantastic reason to come along and find out how your school can take up this opportunity and help get particular pupils involved.

Angling develops social skills, particularly empathy, builds confidence and self-esteem and helps build the ability to maintain concentration, filter out distractions and control behaviour.  Participating in activities within green spaces has long been associated with improved wellbeing.

To book your place please email stating ‘Angling Taster’ the number of places and your school name to; norfolkschoolgames@outlook.com

N.B. please state if you require a vegetarian/gluten free food option.

Sportspark to Sponsor School Games for another Four Years

Sportspark announce their continued support to the Norfolk School Games for the next four years.

Phil Steele, director of sport at Sportspark, said: “We are really proud of our involvement with the Norfolk School Games, it is fantastic to see so many young people enjoying the facilities we have to offer and I look forward to continuing to support this amazing event.”

Stephen Hulme, development manager at Active Norfolk, said “We are thrilled that Sportspark has agreed to continue to support the school games. The inspiration that school games events create for a young person should not be underestimated.”

2015 Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 5 Report

On Day 5 of the Games, the action moved back to the swimming pool and sports halls of our local sponsor the UEA Sportspark.

Swimming Finals

During the morning approx. 100 Yr 7-9 pupils, that had qualified to represent their local School Sport Partnership (SSP),  battled it out in the pool in the School Games Swimming Finals. Pupils competed in individual 50m races in; backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly, as well as 4 x 50m team relays for each year group.

In the afternoon it was the turn of 100 Yr 4-6 pupils to take to the pool. The Primary school pupils took part in the same events as their high school compatriates but instead over the shorter distance of 25m.

A full breakdown of the results from both events will be added to this article on Friday 6th March. To view photos of the swimming finals please click here.

All of the pupils that took part in both Finals had qualified to take part by taking part in local qualifying events run by each of the eight SSPs within the County. For many of the young swimmers that took part in the qualifying competitions, they were the first competitive swimming gala that they had ever taken part in.

The Swimming Finals were run in partnership with the UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club, who provided experienced club officials to officiate the gala as well as access to their touch pad timing system in order to provide the young swimmers with a high quality experience.  For more information about the swimming opportunities that the club offers please visit their website.

Sportshall Athletics Finals

Whilst the Primary School pupils were competing in the pool, teams of Yr 7-8 pupils gathered in the sportshalls to take part in the first of three Sportshall Athletics Finals held as party of the Winter School Games.

The event saw teams in the following categories; Yr 7 boys, Yr 7 girls, Yr 8 boys & Yr 8 girls, running, jumping and throwing their way to success.

The pupils took part in the following events;

Track

  • Obstacle relay
  • 2 lap race
  • 4 lap race
  • 6 lap race
  • 8 lap Paarlauf
  • 4 x 2 lap relay

Field

  • Shot
  • Speed bounce
  • Standing long jump
  • Standing triple jump
  • Vertical jump

The headline results were

Year 7 Girls (full results)

1st – Thorpe St Andrew High School (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Alderman Peel High School (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Wymondham College (South Norfolk SSP)

Year 7 Boys (full results)

1st – Thorpe St Andrew High School (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Wymondham College (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Reepham High School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

Year 8 Girls (full results)

1st – Wymondham College (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Hellesdon High School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Thorpe St Andrew High School (Norwich East SSP)

Year 8 Boys (full results)

1st – Thorpe St Andrews High School (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Wymondham College (South Norfolk SSP)

= 3rd – City Academy Norwich (Norwich SSP)

= 3rd Flegg High School (East Norfolk SSP)

To view photos of the event please click here

The event was run in partnership with Sportshall UK who are the Sportshall Associates Ltd who are a not for profit organisation set up to administer the development and delivery of Sportshall Athletics. For more information about Sportshall Athletics and the numerous resources available to help its delivery please click here.

Day 6 of the Games will stay based at the UEA Sportspark and will see the largest number of events being run on a single day as part of the Winter Games Finals. Events will include;

  • Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Gymnastics Finals
  • Yr 5-6 Sportshall Athletics Finals
  • Yr 4-6 Sportshall Athletics Finals (Small Schools)
  • Yr 4-6 Basketball Finals
  • Yr 7-9 Indoor Rowing Finals
  • Yr 7-9 Table Tennis Finals

It will also be the final day of the 2015 Norfolk Winter School Games Finals and will provide a fitting finale to what has been an extremely successful Games (so far!). We have been filming all of the highlights from the week and will be releasing a highlights film following the Games which will be shown on our YouTube Channel.

2015 Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 4 Report

Day 4 of the Games saw young people from across the County travel to Diss Rugby Club to take part in the 2015 Norfolk School Games Tag Rugby Finals. The event included two separate competitions; an open Yr 5-6 competition for schools of any sized and a Yr 4-6 small schools competition for schools who have less than 125 pupils.

During the morning session, teams were split into two pools within each competition with teams playing against each other in a round robin format. Once all of the matches were completed and the results were added together, the teams that finished in 1st and 2nd place in each pool were invited to take part in the afternoons Cup Competition, with the teams that finished 3rd and 4th in each group going into the Plate competition.

Both the Plate and Cup competitions were again split into two pools with approx. 4 teams in each. The afternoon saw some close matches with teams coming up against other teams of similar abilities. At the end of the afternoons matches the teams that finished in 1st place in each pool competeted against each other to decide the final overall placing for the days competition.

The headline final standings were;

Big Schools Competition

Cup Competition

1st – Wicklewood Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Falcon Junior School (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Cliff Park Junior School (East Norfolk SSP)

Plate Competition  

1st – Mundesley Junior School (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Heacham Junior School (West Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Mulbarton Junior School (Norwich SSP)

Small Schools Competition

Cup Competition

1st – Coltishall Primary School (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Wreningham Primary School (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Corpusty Primary School (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

Plate Competition

1st – Antingham & Southrepps Primary School (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Bawburgh School (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Wimbotsham & Stow School (West Norfolk SSP)

To view a full breakdown of results please click here.

You can view photos of the days action, and even purchase a copy, by clicking here.

We would like to thank Diss Rugby Club for hosting today’s event. To find out more about the club and the junior rugby opportunities that it offers please visit their website

Day 5 of the Games will be a busy one as the action returns to the UEA Sportspark for swimming and sportshall athletics finals. Don’t forget that you can follow all of the action live on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) or on Facebook by searching for “Norfolk School Games”.

2015 Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 3 Report

Day 3 of the Games saw 200 pupils from across Norfolk converge on the UEA Sportspark in Norwich for the Norfolk School Gams – Playground to Podium Festival. The festival aimed to provide young people with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) with a specific opportunity to represent their school in a competitive school sport event.

The festival gave pupils the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting sports sessions that they might not ever have had the opportunity to take part in including; wheel chair basketball, mini tennis, cricket, table tennis and boccia. All sessions were delivered by local sports coaches who are experienced in their individual sports as well as working with young people with SEND.

Pupils from the following schools participated in the Festival;

  • Woodland Primary Academy
  • Avenue Junior School
  • Broadland High School
  • Clare School
  • North Denes Junior School
  • Hemblington Primary School
  • Toftwood Community Junior School
  • Hellesdon High School
  • Dereham Neathard High School
  • Hobart High School
  • Blofield Primary School
  • Falcon Junior School
  • Sprowston High School
  • Sprowston Junior School
  • Firside Junior School

You can view photos of all of the action from Day 3 of the Games by clicking here.

On Day 4, the Games will move to Diss Rugby Club in South Norfolk where we will see teams from each of the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) competing in the Yr 5-6 Tag Rugby Finals. The event will also include a separate competition for small schools (less than 125 pupils). The aim of the small schools competition is to provide a fairer competition for schools that have fewer pupils to choose from and who may not have enough pupils to meet the squad criteria of the regular competition. The Games also include small school competitions in Sportshall Athletics (Winter Games) and Football, High 5 Netball and Tri Golf (Summer Games).

You can follow all of the action from Day 4 of the Games by following @NorfolkSchGames on Twitter or by searching on Facebook for Norfolk School Games.

2015 Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 2 Report

On Day 2 of the Winter School Games Finals over 600 Yr 3-6 pupils from across the County represented their local School Sport Partnership (SSP) in the Cross Country Finals at Gresham’s School in Holt.

The conditions were challenging with high winds battering the runners as they tackled the challenging course around the school grounds.

Pupils completed the following distances;

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

The top three finishers in each race were as follows;

Year 3 Girls

1st – Amelie Webber (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Maddison Riches (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Evie Williams (East Norfolk SSP)

Year 3 Boys

1st – Lu’Sean Sealey (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Harrison Beauchamp (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Dylan Whyte (North Norfolk SSP)

Year 4 Girls

1st – Abbie McCallum (North  Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Ava Ess (West Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Georgie Pegg (North Norfolk SSP)

Year 4 Boys

1st – Jack Reynolds (North Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Harvey Douglas (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Brad Keay (North Norfolk SSP)

Year 5 Girls

1st – Memphis Symmons (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Ava Field (Norwich East SSP)

3rd – Beth Scott-Amos (South Norfolk SSP)

Year 5 Boys

1st – Kitt Howlett (West Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Innes O’Malley (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

3rd – Freddy Mitchell (Norwich SSP)

Year 6 Girls

1st – Grace Jermy (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Eden Harrison (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Faith Chawawa (South Norfolk SSP)

Year 6 Boys

1st – Cameron (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Reuben Andrews (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Tom Corke (Breckland SSP)

To view the full breakdown of results including finishing places for each runner please click here.

Medals were presented to the top three boys and girls in each year group. Also, every pupils results were added up in order to give an overall prize to the SSP whose squad performed the best. The overall standing were;

1st – South Norfolk SSP

2nd – North Norfolk SSP

= 3rd – Norwich SSP

= 3rd – West Norfolk SSP

5th – Norwich East SSP

6th – West Norwich & Dereham SSP

7th – East Norfolk SSP

8th – Breckland SSP

To view and purchase photos of Day 2 of the Games please click here

The Games will continue tomorrow with a Playground to Podium festival which aims to engage pupils with Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND) in competitive school sport. Pupils from across the county will come together at the Sportspark to take part in a range of sports inc; wheelchair basketball, mini tennis, boccia and cricket.

Dont forget that you can follow all of the action on Twitter by following @NorfolkSchGames or on Facebook by searching for Norfolk School Games.

2015 Norfolk Winter School Games – Day 1 Report

Today saw the 2015 Norfolk Winter School Games Finals kick off in style with two exciting events at two of Norfolks best sporting facilities.

Special School Games

This morning 150 pupils from 8 of the County’s Special Schools came together at the UEA Sportspark to compete in a range of sports including; Indoor Rowing, New Age Kurling, Tri Golf and Badminton. Each event was split into two categories, one for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and one for pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)

The headline results were;

Indoor Rowing

MLD 1st – Fred Nic A, 2nd – Sidestrand B, 3rd – Sidestrand A

SLD 1st – Warren School, 2nd – John Grant, 3rd – Clare School

New Age Kurling

MLD 1st – Fred Nic A, 2nd – Fred Nic B, 3rd – Sidestrand A

SLD 1st – John Grant, 2nd – Clare School, 3rd – Sheringham Woodfields

Tri Golf

MLD 1st – Sidestrand A, 2nd – Sidestrand B , 3rd – Fred Nic B

SLD 1st – Warren School, 2nd – Clare School, 3rd – John Grant

Badminton

MLD 1st – Fred Nic A, 2nd – Sidestrand A, 3rd – Fred Nic B

SLD 1st – Warren School, 2nd – Clare School, 3rd – John Grant

To view and/or purchase photos from the Special School Games please click here

Yr 7-11 Skiing Competition

Later on in the day 64 young skiers from school years 7-11 battled it out at the Skiing Finals at the Norfolk Snowsport Club in Trowse. All of the pupils had qualified to take part in the event by competing in local qualifying events held within the eight SSP in Norfolk earlier in the year.

During the Finals the teams of skiers (up to 8 from each SSP) took part in three events; Individual Slalom Time Trial, Skier Cross and Dual Slalom Team Relay. The action was fast and furious with many of the races being extremely close.

The headline results were;

Individual Slalom Time trial

Year 7-9

1st – Cameron Kirby (West Norwich & Dereham SSP)

2nd – Rick Williamson (Norwich SSP)

3rd – Billy Heseltine (East Norfolk SSP)

Year 10-11

1st – Ethan Greary (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Katherine Day (West Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Anna Parkin (Norwich East SSP)

Skier Cross

1st – Ethan Geary (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Cameron Kirby (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Euan Croughan (South Norfolk SSP)

Dual Slalom Team Relay

1st – West Norwich Dereham SSP

2nd – Norwich SSP

3rd – North Norfolk SSP

To download the full results (inc times) please click here.

To view and/or purchase photos from the Yr 7-11 Skiing Finals please click here

Day 1 of the Games was a huge success and set the tone for the next 5 days of competition which continues on Monday with Day 2 of the Games which will see 640 pupils from school years 4-6 take part in the Norfolk Winter School Games Cross Country Finals at Greshams School in Holt.

You can follow all of the action from the 2015 Norfolk Winter School Games by following @NorfolkSchGames on Twitter or by searching for “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook.

All of the action from the Games is being recorded by a film crew which they will then edit together into a highlights film of the week. The film will be posted on Norfolk School Games YouTube channel at the end of the Finals.

2015 Norfolk Winter School Games – Preview

Pupils from across Norfolk will be competing from 27th February – 6th March at the Norfolk Winter School Games event.

2,500 young people will compete in 16 sports including skiing, table tennis, basketball, tag rugby and sportshall athletics in a range of venues across the County.

The Norfolk School Games is the largest school sport event to ever be held in Norfolk and it enters its fourth year with the largest calendar of competition to date. Throughout the year 18,000 young people from primary and secondary schools will take part in School Games activities.

Chrissie Wellington, British Triathlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, will be at the flagship ceremony on Fri 6th March to kick off the final day of the competition with her inspiring story to motivate the young competitors. Norfolk’s Commonwealth Games star Sophie McKinna will also be on hand to view all the activities and cheer students on.

Much of the competition events will be held at UEA Sportspark in Norwich. Gresham’s School in Holt will host the Cross Country course, there will be individual and team slalom skiing races at Norfolk Snowsports Club, and the Tag Rugby tournament will be held at Diss Rugby Club.

The inclusive section of the School Games increases in popularity year on year. This year the Special School Games will help to launch the Winter event on Fri 27th February and participants from across Norfolk will take part in rowing, new age kurling, badminton and golf. The festival day will be the following Tuesday 3rd March and is an opportunity for children with a Special Education Need or Disability (SEND) from mainstream schools to try a variety of sports including tennis, cricket and boccia. This year for the very first time there will also be two SEND sports competitions – sportshall athletics and table tennis. All of this will ensure the most inclusive School Games so far.

The Games are part of the national Sainsbury’s School Games initiative which aims to offer competitive sporting opportunities to all young people, at their level. They not only inspire the next generation of elite athletes, but also encourage all young people to take up sport as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Ben Jones, Director of Active Norfolk said, “The Norfolk Winter School Games is a celebration of 6 months of fantastic competitive sporting opportunities. The inspiration that such a spectacular event can create for a young person cannot be underestimated; positive and high quality early experiences of sport and physical activity are a great platform for lifelong participation and a healthy and active lifestyle.”

The Norfolk School Games is delivered by Active Norfolk and the county’s eight Norfolk School Sport Partnerships (SSPs), and is sponsored locally by Sportspark.

Results and photos from each event will be posted on the Norfolk School Games website at the end of  each day. You can also follow all of the action live on Twitter by following @NorfolkSchGames or on Facebook by searching for “Norfolk School Games”.

Norfolk Summer School Games – Day 6

Today was the sixth and final day of the Summer Games and the temperature was scorching both on and off the track. The Games culminated in a hugely exciting athletics finals for pupils in Years 7-10 held at Norfolk’s premier athletics track at the Sportspark, UEA.

All of the pupils had qualified to take part by winning through local qualifying events where they won the right to represent their local School Sport Partnership (SSP). The eight SSPs all fielded extremely strong squads for today’s competition with  boys and girls from Years 7-10 taking part in a range of track and field events.

The event was supported by a range of volunteers inc coaches and officials from the City of Norwich Athletics Club (CoNAC) as well as pupils from participating schools.

The event was a real celebration of the talent that Norfolk has with some incredible performances in many events. Athletes were awarded points dependent upon their performance in the events which were tallied up to give each SSP an overall school for the competition.

The overall results were;

1st – South Norfolk SSP (560 pts)

2nd – West Norwich and Dereham SSP (472 pts)

3rd – West Norfolk SSP (446 pts)

4th – Norwich SSP (415 pts)

5th – Norwich East SSP (393 pts)

6th – East Norfolk SSP (357 pts)

7th – North Norfolk SSP (287 pts)

8th – Breckland SSP (266 pts)

During the closing addresses pupils were encouraged to continue to develop their athletic skills by joining one of the county’s athletics clubs;

Overall, the event was a fitting finale for the 2014 Norfolk Summer School Game. The 6 day long event had seen over 2500 young people take part in the Finals with approximately 20,000 having taken part in the qualifying events ran in each of the eight SSPs.

Throughout the Games we have had a film crew capturing lots of the incredible action. They will be producing a s-3 minute highlights film of the Games which we will post on our website as well as on our social media profiles (Twitter @NorfolkSchGames and Facebook /NorfolkSchoolGames).

Following the completion of the Games the organisors will undertake a debrief process before starting to plan the 2015 events. If you have any comments about the 2014 Games or suggestions for the 2015 Games please email stephen.hulme@activenorfolk.org.

Norfolk Summer School Games – Day 5

Day 5 of the Games moved to the Easton College campus and its neighboring Norwich Family Golf Centre. The day saw pupils in years 3-6 compete in tri golf, mini tennis and basketball.

The mini tennis competition was held in the colleges impressive indoor tennis centre with the support of the centres expert coaches. Teams of four players (2 boys and 2 girls) competed against other qualifying teams from across the county. The event was run as a team event with each of the four players playing singles matches against players from other teams. Players scored points for their team dependent on their results.

The standard of play was extremely high with many experienced young tennis players competing alongside other who were newer to the sport. Once all of the matches were completed the following results were announced;

1st – Catton Grove Primary (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Cringleford Primary (Norwich SSP)

3rd – North Wootton (West Norfolk SSP)

The event was supported by sports leaders from Aylsham High School and Dereham Neathard High School.

Meanwhile, over at the colleges sports centre the top young basketballers from across the county were testing their skills against each other in the Yr 5-6 Basketball Finals. All matches were officiated by young coaches from Basketball in the Community.

Teams were split into two groups of four where teams played each other in a round robin format with games lasting 12mins. At the culmination of the group stages, the teams that won their groups played off for 1st/2nd places and the teams that finished 2nd in each group played off for 3rd/4th places.

At the end of an intense couple of hours of competition the final results were;

1st – Stoke Holy Cross Primary (South Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Cringleford Primary (Norwich SSP)

3rd – Woodlands Primary (East Norfolk SSP)

The winning teams was presented with a trophy and medals and the teams that finished runners up and in third place were also given medals to recognise their achievements.

Whilst the mini tennis and basketball competitions were happening, just down the road at the Norwich Family Golf Centre, the School Games Yr 3-4 Tri Golf Finals were also in full swing.

The Finals were supported by the Golf Foundation and saw teams of xx from the county’s 8 SSPs competing in a big schools (>120 pupils) and small schools (<12o pupils) competitions.

The competition followed the Golf Foundations Tri Golf format which is designed specifically for young people aged 5-11 years old.

The competition challenged teams of pupils to accumulate scores gained whilst completed a variety of golf skill based challenges. The team with the highest score at the end of the event would be crowned champions.

At the end of the small schools event the following result were announced;

1st – Trowse Primary (Norwich East SSP)

2nd – Langham Village School (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Glebe House (West Norfolk SSP)

4th – Yaxham Primary (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

5th – Rollesby Primary (East Norfolk SSP)

And in the big schools event;

1st – Notre Dame Prep (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Holt Primary (North Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Hillcrest Primary (West Norfolk SSP)

4th – HinghamPrimary (Breckland SSP)

5th – Firside Junior (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

6th – Sprowston Junior (Norwich East SSP)

7th – Loddon Junior (South Norfolk SSP)

8th – North Denes Junior (East Norfolk SSP)

Tomorrow is the final day of the Summer Games (Day 6) and will showcase the athletics talent of pupils from high schools across Norfolk held at the Sportspark, UEA.

Norfolk Summer School Games – Day 4

Day 4 saw the Norfolk School Games bandwagon move back to the Sportspark at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and it was another hot day with temperatures hitting 23 degrees. The day was the biggest of the Summer Games with 5 different competitions running at the Sportspark and even spilling over to neighboring City Academy Norwich.

The day kicked off with an opening ceremony which saw elite athletes Dru Spinks (former England Basketballer) and Kirsty Mackay (current Great Britain Hockey Goalkeeper) inspiring the young athletes with their experiences and motivating pep talks. Pupils were also shown the exciting highlights video of the Norfolk Winter School Games which was held back in March.

Out on the netball courts 25 mixed teams of young netballers competed in two competitions, one for big schools (>120 pupils) and one for small schools (< 120 pupils). The competition followed England Netball’s High 5 Netball format.

Teams were drawn into groups where teams competed against each other in a round robin format. At the end of the group stages, the top two teams in each group then went through into the cup competition and the bottom two teams went in to the plate competition. Teams in each competition were split into two further groups and again teams played each other. Afterwards the teams that finished top of each of the cup group stages played off for 1st/2nd place, the teams that came second played off for 3rd/4th position, etc. In the plate competition the winners of each group played off for first and second place.

The overall results for the big schools netball competition were;

1st – Cringleford Primary (Norwich SSP)

2nd – Stoke Holy Cross (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Firside Junior (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

The plate winners were St Marys Junior School.

In the small schools competition, teams were initially split into two groups with the winners of each playing to decide overall places. The top three teams in the small school competitions were;

1st – Sandringham and West Runton Primary (West Norfolk SSP)

2nd – Banham Primary (South Norfolk SSP)

3rd – Glebe House (West Norfolk SSP)

For a full breakdown of results from the netball competition please visit the “results” section of the website.

Whilst the netball competition was underway on the netball courts, next door on the astroturf pitches the School Games Quicksticks Hockey Finals were also running.

Whilst the netball and hockey competitions were happening outside, indoors the top Year 7-8 basketball teams from across Norfolk were battling it out in the basketball finals.

Yr 7-8 Boys

1st – Norwich SSP

2nd – West Norfolk SSP

3rd – North Norfolk SSP

Yr 7-8 Girls

1st – Norwich East SSP

2nd – South Norfolk SSP

3rd – Norwich SSP

For a full breakdown of results please visit the “results” section of the website.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards were given to; Boys – James O’Donnell (Norwich SSP), Girls – Shirleen Bradley (Norwich East)

During the afternoon, the county finals for the schools Aquathlon competition was held. Teams of four pupils from each SSP competed in two age groups (Years 7-8 and Years 9-10). Pupils were required to undertake a swimming leg followed by a run with a transition phase in between. Pupils competed as a team in a relay format and each race required each pupil to undertake their swim/run stages before tagging another team mate. The winner of the race was the team who whose four pupils had all completed their swim and run legs first.

The results of the races were;

Yr 7-8 Race

1st – North Norfolk SSP

2nd – West Norfolk SSP

3rd – Norwich East SSP

Yr 9-10 Race

1st – North Norfolk SSP

2nd – West Norfolk SSP

3rd – South Norfolk SSP

The 2014 Norfolk School Games is the most inclusive Games held in the county to date. This continued with the Special School Games which was held on Day 4. The Special Schools Games targeted pupils in the county’s special school and gave them the opportunity to represent their school in 4 different sports (athletics, table cricket, indoor rowing and archery). The overall results were;

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)

1st – Sidestrand Hall

2nd – Fred Nicholson

Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)

1st – John Grant School

2nd – Hall School

3rd – Clare School

For a full breakdown of results please visit the “results” section of the site.

Photographs from Day 4 of the Games are available to view and purchase online. Dont forget that you can also follow the Norfolk School Games on twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) or on Facebook “Norfolk School Games”.

Norfolk Summer School Games – Day 3

Day 3 of the Summer Games included two County Finals in two very differing sports; football and angling.

The football finals saw qualifying teams of Year 3-4 pupils from each of the eight School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in the County converge on the Football Development Centre in Bowthorpe, Norwich to battle it out for the Norfolk School Games Big Schools and Small Schools titles.

Teams in the big schools competition were split into two groups of 8 teams and played each other in a round robin format. Once all of the fixtures had been completed the winners of each group then played off for 1st/2nd place, the teams that finished in second place in each group played off for 3rd/4th place etc.

At the end of a very competitive days the 1st/2nd place play off was between Astley Primary School from the West Norwich and Dereham SSP and Cringleford Primary from Norwich SSP. At the end of the match the scores were level at xx so the match went to a penalty shoot out. It was the team in red from the West Norwich and Dereham SSP that were victorious and Astley Primary School were crowned Norfolk Summer School Games Yr 3-4 Football champions for 2014. The results were;

Big Schools

1st – Astley Primary (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

2nd – Cringleford Primary (Norwich SSP)

3rd – Falcon Junior (Norwich East SSP)

The small schools competition followed a similar format with the following outcome;

1st – Corpusty (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

2nd – Great Withchingham Primary(West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Thurlton Primary (South Norfolk SSP)

School Games Organisor, Rob McCombe said;

“There was a sea of colour from the 8 School Sport partnerships, but the red of the West Norwich and Dereham SSP was dominant with wins in both the big schools and small school competitions as well as runners up in the big schools competition”.

Whilst the football competition was being held, just down the road at Barford Lakes the School Games Yr 7-11 Angling Finals were underway. The event was the culmination of a series of qualifying competitions held in each of the 8 SSPs which had engaged hundreds of high school pupils who hadn’t otherwise represented their school in a sports competition.

Teams of three pupils competed against each other with each member fishing in a different section of the lakes. Anglers were given 3 hours to catch the largest weight of fish possible with the winner in each section being the angler with the greatest weight in the keep net at the end of the match. Each angler was awarded points depending on the performance in their section (1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points etc) with the three team members scores being added together to give an overall team score. The winning team was the one with the lowest accumulated score.

At the end of the match, Sarah Thompson from Barford Lakes announced the overall results as below;

1st – Reepham High (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

2nd – Hellesdon High/Ormiston Victory (West Norwich and Dereham SSP)

3rd – Breckland SSP

Paul Hunter, School Games Organisor said

“It was great to see so many new pupils taking part in the Games who wouldnt normally take part in other sports competitions. They fished well all day and showed some great tactical awareness and awareness of the conditions. I would like to particularly congratulate Morgan Russell from Reepham High School who caught the greatest weight of fish with a whopping 44lbs of fish in his keep net at the end of the match.

Photographs of all of the action from Day 3 of the Games can be viewed online. If you like a particular photo you can now also purchase a copy in either digital or paper copy.

Day 4 of the Games will move back to the Sportspark at the UEA for the biggest day of the Games where pupils will compete in High 5 netball, basketball, quicksticks hockey and aquathlon. Day 4 will also include the special schools games which will see pupils from the county’s special schools coming together to compete in a athletics, indoor rowing, table cricket and archery.

You can follow all the action by following @NorfolkSchGames on Twitter or by liking “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook.

Norfolk Summer School Games – Day 2

Day 2 of the Summer School Games took place in the beautiful sunshine of Whitlingham Country Park. The day included county finals in two sports which were both new to the Norfolk School Games; sailing and cycling. Both were introduced to provide a wider range of competitive school sport activities to young people across the county.

Yr 5-6 Sailing Finals

The sailing finals were the culmination of a county wide programme which aimed to teach young people in school years 5-6 to sail.  Schools were given the chance to take groups of pupils to Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre to complete a Royal Yacht Association (RYA) “Learn to Sail” course. The course was 12 hours long and gave the participating pupils the basic skills and understanding to be able to sail a small boat. At the end of the course pupils were given the opportunity to race around a set course as quickly as possible. The fastest four young sailors from each School Sport Partnership (SSP) were then invited to represent their local area at the Games.

The finals were a combination of single hander (individual race) and double hander (pairs race) sailing regatta. Teams raced around a regatta course (simplified ‘Olympic trapezoid’ course) with points awarded as they cross the finishing line, with the first dinghy to finish gaining the most points. All 4 competitors competed in both single hander and double hander classes and earned points for their team in a variety of races.

At the end of the event the overall scores were added up for each SSP team and the following results were announced;

1st – North Norfolk SSP

2nd – West Norfolk SSP

3rd – Norwich SSP (“Starboard”)

4th – West Norwich and Dereham SSP

5th – Norwich SSP (“Port”)

6th – Norwich East SSP

7th – South Norfolk SSP

8th – East Norfolk SSP

For a full breakdown of the results including points scored for each race please visit the results section.

 Year 5-6 Cycling Finals

The cycling finals challenged pupils to take part in a range of activities which challenged a variety of their cycling skills inc sprinting, cornering and endurance.

Pupils competed in teams of 4 with each team consisting of 2 boys and 2 girls. All of the pupils taking part had qualified for the Finals by winning their local SSP qualifying competition.

Pupils started the event by taking part in a “Zig Zag Sprint” which challenged pupils to race in groups of four along an 80m zig zag shaped course. The activity was run as a knock out competition with the first two pupils in each race progressing to the next round.

The next activity was the “Downhill Slalom” which challenged pupils to use their cornering skills as well as they speed management and braking skills. Pupils were given three opportunities to gain the quickest time possible over the set 3om slalom course.

To finish of the event pupils team up with a team mate to complete an endurance race around an off road course. Each pair had to complete four laps of the tough course with each cyclist completing one lap at a time. In the hot an humid conditions the race was grueling and riders fitness levels as well as their ability to pace themselves was tested.

Pupils were awarded points for each activity dependent on their performance. At the end of the day all of the points were added up with the following overall results;

1st – South Norfolk SSP

2nd – East Norfolk SSP

3rd – Norwich SSP 1

4th – West Norwich and Dereham SSP

5th – West Norfolk SSP

6th – Norwich SSP 2

7th – Norwich East SSP

For a full breakdown of the results including points scored for each race please visits the results section.

All activities were delivered by fully qualified cycling coaches from Tri-A-Sport CIC

Photographs of Day 2

Our event photographers (MP Photo and Video) have uploaded all of the pictures from Day 2 of the Games to their website where you can view all of the photos and even purchase copies of them (from £6.20).

Coming next…..Day 3 inc Yr 7-11 Angling and Yr 3-4 Football Finals.

Norfolk Summer School Games – Day 1

Today saw the launch of the 2014 Norfolk Summer School Games. The Summer Games follows on from the successful Winter Games which was held in March and saw thousands of young people pupils compete in a variety of different winter sports. The Norfolk School Games is part of the national Sainsbury’s School Games initiative and aims to encourage more young people to tale part in competitive school sport.

The Summer Games will see an additional 2500 pupils representing their School Sport Partnership (SSP) in a variety of different county finals in summer sports including; athletics, angling,  basketball, netball, hockey and tri golf. All of the pupils taking part in the finals have qualified to represent their SSP by taking part in local qualifying events. During the 2013/14 academic year it is estimated that over 20,000 young people will take part in a School Games qualifying event in Norfolk.

Day 1 of the Summer Games included a Playground2Podium Festival which targeted pupils with a special educational need or a disability (SEND). The festival aimed to enable more young people to be able to represent their school in a fun sporting event and to inspire them to remain engaged with PE and school sport at their school in the future.

Pupils at the event were given the opportunity to take part in a carousel of activities including; wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, boccia, tennis, goalball and cricket. All activities were delivered by coaches from local sports clubs and organisations who are experienced with working with young people with a range of needs.

Kira Adams a pupil from City Academy Norwich who attended the festival said;

“My favourite [activity] was Wheelchair Basketball because it was easy, fun, awesome and pretty cool. I also liked Sitting Volleyball because it was fun playing it and I totally had fun in Goalball because you have to be blindfolded so you know what it feels like to be blind. Thank you.”

Her teacher Miss Hansell also commented;

“The pupils who have attended the festivak have definitely embraced the experience and the positive comments and enthusiasm demonstrated on returning to school highlights the value of such an event.”

You can view photographs of Day 1 of the Games by visiting the Norfolk School Games instaproofs site where you can also purchase copies of the photographs as a memento of taking part in the Games.

The Norfolk Summer School Games continues on Monday when pupils from across the County will compete in Sailing and Cycling finals at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. The events will see pupils that have qualified to represent their SSP compete to be crowned School Games champions.

You can keep up to date with all of the action from the Games via social media by following @NorfolkSchGames on Twitter or by liking “Norfolk School Games” on Facebook.