“Teamwork makes the dream work” was the general consensus from this year’s Lincolnshire School Games, with many proud parents and teachers taking to twitter to express their emotions.
St Lawrence Primary tweeted: “Another amazing performance from our talented children. They were fabulous in the sports hall athletics today- we are so proud of every single one of them.”Navenby Church of England School also wanted to show their appreciation: “Well done to the Navenby Sport Tri Golfers today for finishing 5th in the county. It was a close and hard fought competition and they all played exceptionally well. Thank you to everyone who came to support.”
Forty four schools took part in this years Summer School Games with approximately 500 students competing. The sports included in the final were: Goalball, Golf and Golf Inclusive, Hockey, New Age Kurling, Sportshall Athletics (soft javelin,obstacle courses,triple jump, long jump etc) School Tennis and Change4Life. Change4Life is a national campaign that aims to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent people becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more.
The feedback from the students about the day captures what activity and sport is all about and why it is so important to continue to promote and provide opportunities like the School Games. We asked the students “what makes you smile?” and got a glimpse into what sport means from the students perspective:
What makes you smile?
“My families support in tennis matches and playing with my friends”
“All the encouragement for us all” Emily
“Teamwork! Always listen to your team mates cheering you on, do your best and never give up” Teya
“Supporting each other”
“Everyone cheering my name!”
“That everyone was being kind and fair” Jessica
“All the inspiration others have given me”
“Scoring my first goal in hockey” Edward
Main stats for Level 2 School Games which took place throughout the year:
• Approximately 300 Level 2 local competition took place
• 210 schools are registered and actively involved in School Games
• Over 39,000 participants have taken part in the local Level 2 competition
For Level 3 School Games throughout the year participation included:
80 school teams
Approx 800 participants
22 different sports / activities