Youngsters take part in orienteering and tennis contests for place in Berkshire School Games

James Harrison

James Harrison

Competition for places at this year’s Berkshire School Games has been hotting up after the latest round of qualifiers was held.

More than 100 youngsters from eight different primary schools were at Altwood School, in Altwood Road, on Tuesday, May 24, for an orienteering competition.

This was followed by a tennis contest at the Maidenhead Lawn Tennis Club, in All Saints Avenue, for about 60 children on Thursday.

Oldfield Primary School, in Bray Road, managed to complete a double over its rivals, clinching the top spot at both events to secure a place in each sport at the headline event at BCA in Burchetts Green on Tuesday, July 12.

Emma Fitzgerald, development manager for the Ascot and Maidenhead School Sport Partnership, which organised the events, said: “It’s a busy time of year for sport, but it’s all been great so far.

“We’ve had a good spread of children from different schools taking part in two very different sports.

“It’s nice to be able to give a bit of a mental challenge too and we’re really pleased with how the orienteering went down with the tennis.

“And we’ve still got loads to come.”

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