Teams from 115 primary and secondary schools took part in nine sports and a total of 14 different competitions on a bumper day of sporting and cultural action at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre.
Schools teams, ranging from age 8 to 18, competed in a variety of sporting competitions including; Athletics, Boccia, Goalball, Golf, Hockey, Rounders, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.
100 young performers also played a major role in the event’s opening and closing ceremonies providing a cultural element to the day, these included; dance groups Manoeuvre, Transcendance and Wanderlust, Lincoln Gymnastics Club, The Showroom Parkour group, and musicians from Lincolnshire One Venues’ Young People’s Programme.
Team GB and England Hockey goalkeeper, Kirsty Mackay was among the attendees at the event and she provided inspiration from her past experiences of competing at international level.
Kirsty said: “Events like the Sainsbury’s School Games are a great way to raise pupils aspirations and give them amazing sporting experiences. All the athletes today have been fantastic.”
Jo Purkiss, Sport Project Officer at Active Lincolnshire who coordinate the event, said: “The event was a great success thanks to all the schools and athletes that came and competed together in the spirit of the Games and a huge thanks goes to all of our partners and volunteers who supported us in coordinating the event.”
SLD Athletics – John Fielding School
MLD Athletics – Sincil Sports College
KS3/4 Boccia – St George’s Academy
Y3/4 Golf – Parish Church
Inclusive Golf – St Peter & St Paul
Y5/6 Hockey – St Andrews
Y6 Rounders – St Thomas
Y10 Rounders – Kesteven and Sleaford High School
Y3/4 Tennis – Grantham Prep
Y3/4 Swimming – Allington
Y5/6 Swimming – Morton Trentside
U15 Boys Volleyball – Priory Ruskin Academy
U15 Girls Volleyball – King Edward’s Grammar School