Schools in East Lindsey come up trumps at Sainsbury’s School Games

By NickiBlake on July 17th, 2013 - comments

Six schools in East Lindsey managed to fight off rivalry competition in the Lincolnshire School Games last week, to be crowned County Sport Champions.

Skegness Academy, St Andrews School in Woodhall Spa, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Alford and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Horncastle won a total of six gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals in the Sainsbury’s School Games Lincolnshire Summer Festival, placing them top of the overall medals table.

Skegness Academy placed first in both girls Volleyball and Goalball, with St Andrews School winning gold in Tennis and Golf. Alford Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School also won gold in Year 9 Rounders and Horncastle Queen Elizabeth Grammar School followed suit by winning gold in Year 10 Rounders.

A total of 14 trophies and 14 values plaques were presented to the young athletes from across Lincolnshire, along with a total of 399 medals.

The county wide festival of sport, which took place at Lincoln Castle Academy, Yarborough Leisure Centre and Bishop Grosseteste University last Wednesday, saw 1,000 athletes from across Lincolnshire come together to compete in 14 different sporting events.

With support from the Active Lincolnshires Partnership and the School Sports Partnerships of Lincolnshire, this nationwide celebration of sport saw 116 primary, secondary and special school teams involved as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy. A variety of sports took place throughout the day including Athletics, Boccia, Cycling, Goalball, Golf, Rounders, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

Gareth Short, School Games Project Officer at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “It was a fantastic day of sporting competition. The buzz and excitement around the whole event was amazing and along with visits from Olympian, Bryan Steele and Paralympian, Alistair Patrick Heselton, it really was a day to celebrate the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. All credit to the athletes involved when they were performing and congratulations to the East Lindsey Schools who excelled in their events.”

For more information on the Sainsbury’s School Games and to see a full set of results visit https://activelincolnshire.com/sport/education/lincolnshire-school-games/

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