Schools compete in county-wide Sainsbury's School Games

Schools compete in county-wide Sainsbury's School Games

James Preston

Schools compete in county-wide Sainsbury's School Games
Holyport Primary School pupils were among the medal winners

Participants from across the county descended upon Bradfield College in Reading as school children took part in the Sainsbury's School Games.

Primary and secondary schools from Maidenhead and the surrounding area were among 68 Berkshire schools to compete to become county champions in sports including athletics, hockey, rugby, swimming, disability athletics, disability swimming, netball and badminton on Tuesday last week.

About 1,400 children took part as 10 teams from the Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership flew the flag after qualifying for the main event in regional competitions.

Year three and four pupils from Oldfield Primary School picked up a gold medal in tag rugby while the day's competitions saw podium places for Holyport Primary School, Manor Green School, Ellington Primary School and Furze Platt Junior School.

The Sunningdale-based Charters School also emerged victorious in the year seven netball.

The packed day of events included appearances from Olympic medallists Hannah Macleod and Debbie Flood as well as a spectacular opening ceremony featuring children performing in a steel band, gymnastics, dancing and cheerleading.

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