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Day 4 – Norfolk School Games in ‘oar’ of Secondary Rowers.

Friday 3rd of March played host to the final day of the Norfolk Winter School Games and over 190 athletes from across the county represented their School Sports Partnership in the Indoor Rowing Finals, at UEA Sportspark

The day saw each of the 8 School Sport Partnerships compete with 24 athletes spanning 4 years where their squads qualified via the Level 2 competition pathway.

The finals saw individual races that were ranked by athletes finishing times; following the individual races there was a series of team relays consisting of 6 athletes rotating after every 500m to complete either 3000m or 6000m depending on their age group.

Results

See below for the overall team results

1st – North Norfolk SSP – 49 pointsO63A7759

2nd – South Norfolk SSP – 52 points

3rd – West Norfolk SSP – 108 points

4th – Norwich East SSP – 133 points

5th – West Norwich and Dereham SSP – 143 points

6th – Norwich SSP – 161 points

7th – Breckland SSP – 175 points

8th – East Norfolk SSP – 193 points

You can also download the individual event results.

Photos

To view photos of all of the action please visit our photo gallery.

This event was once again strongly supported by Dan Hetherington, from British Rowing who we would like to say a huge thank you to for his continued hard work and support and special thanks also must go to Norwich Rowing club for supporting the event.

This event is extremely pleasing to organize and witness as we feel that the level of participation at both Level 2 and level 3 across the county in this event provides us with a diverse grouping of competitors that demonstrate the School Games values most evidently and really enforces the message that competitive school sport can be enjoyed by all young people.

A fantastic day enjoyed by all surrounded by a hive of atmosphere, laughter and determination to do your personal best.

“ A fantastic day excellently organized and ran, our students have really enjoyed the day, thank you!” Fakenham Academy

Many thanks to everyone involved in today’s event, our leaders who were supplied by Cliff Park Ormiston Academy were exceptional and we look forward the Norfolk Summer School Games in June.

Day 4 – Pupils Run, Jump & Throw Themselves into Sportshall Athletics Action

As part of the final day of 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals action the Sportshall Athletics County Level 3 competition took place at the Sportspark. This saw nearly 200 young athletes from Years 4 to 6 taking part in a wide range of Athletics events & scoring as many points as possible for their Partnership teams.

Each of the Teams had qualified to represent theirO63A8055 local School Sports Partnership (SSP) by taking part in a prior qualifying competition. Each SSP team included competitors in both the Big Schools and the Small Schools events

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.

With a packed program of track & field events it didn’t take long for the action to get underway and the atmosphere to reach fever pitch inside the Main Hall of the Sportspark. There were some fantastic performances throughout the day, with all the children showing great levels of enthusiasm, teamwork & sportsmanship throughout both the Big & Small School competitions.

Results

A full breakdown of the results – including the Big Schools Girls & Boys Team winners – can be seen by clicking here,

The top 3 SSP teams overall in each competition were as follows

BIG SCHOOLS SMALL SCHOOLS
1st  Woodlands (East Norfolk SSP) 1st Fairhaven (Norwich East SSP)
2nd Fakenham (North Norfolk SSP) 2nd Wreningham (South Norfolk SSP)
3rd Drayton & Toftwood (West Norwich & Dereham SSP) 3rd Rollesby (East Norfolk SSP)
 Photos

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

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 Easton College, 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.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals take a short break now, coming back with the Year 3-4 Girls Football Competition on April 25th at Goals Soccer Centre in Norwich.

Day 4 – Young Gymnasts Show Off Their Skills At School Games Gymnastics Finals

Day 4 of the Norfolk Winter School Games 2017 saw 78 Year 1 and 2children from across the County competing in our Key Stage 1 Keysteps Gymnastics Final.

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

We were very fortunate to have fully qualified regional, club and Sportspark coaches plus an excellent group of leaders from local Gym clubs, and also from Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form, supporting us at our event today.

Along with the competition, we took advantage of the Sportpark’s amazing facilities, and offered the children some coaching on the bars, beams, tumble track and trampoline. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various pieces of equipment and learning some new skills.

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

ResultsGymnastics 1

1st – Spooner Row Primary School (Rainbows), who also picked up the Keysteps Gymnastics Trophy 2017.

2nd – Rollesby Primary School

3rd – St Francis of Assisi Primary School

Well done to all of our competitors for their great efforts and their enthusiasm throughout the event.

You can download the full results from the event by following the link.

Photographs

You can also view and purchase photographs of the event by visiting our event photo gallery.

 

Day 2 – Over 600 Norfolk Pupils Take Part in School Games Cross Country Finals

Friday 10th February saw day 2 of the 2017 Norfolk School Games Winter Finals take place at Gresham’s School in Holt. The second day of the Games saw over 600 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 cold temperatures and the odd snow flurry, 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 blazing pace. Runners were cheered on by hundreds of spectators who had come to watch the top young runners in the country 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

To download the full results from each race please click here.

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.

The 2017 Norfolk School Games Finals continue with Day 3 on Thursday 2nd March when the Special School Games & Primary School Swimming Gala is held at Sportspark, UEA.