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 bad 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)
Yr 5-6 Girls Kwik Cricket Finals
Yr 7-13 Angling Finals
The School Games Angling Finals were held at Barford Lakes just outside Norwich. 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
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.