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;


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


  • 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.