11:05AM, Saturday 15 February 2014
Sporty students from St Edmund Campion Primary School will represent Maidenhead and Ascot in a county-wide hockey competition after they triumphed in an inter-school tournament.
On Thursday, February 6, children from six primary schools competed in a rain-lashed tournament at Altwood School in Altwood Road.
The Maidenhead schools involved were Oldfield primary from Chiltern Road, Riverside primary from Cookham Road and St Luke's primary in Cookham Road.
They were joined by Cookham Rise primary in High Road, Cookham and Manor Green School, from Elizabeth Hawkes Way, Cox Green.
About 100 children played out small-sided games, which are designed to hone young players' skills.
Year 10 pupils from Altwood umpired the matches as part of a programme which develops them as sports leaders.
Altwood PE teacher Emma Seabridge praised the resilience of the young athletes.
"It poured down with rain for the whole afternoon," she said.
"The kids were very enthusiastic. They got stuck in and really enjoyed it."
In the final the St Edmund Campion 'A' team beat Oldfield on the astro-turf.
They will represent Maidenhead and Ascot in the Berkshire School Games at Bradfield College, Bradfield, on Wednesday, March, 26.
Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership development manager, Emma Fitzgerald, said "I would like to thank Altwood School for organising this competition and providing a team of outstanding leaders, who are such strong role models for the younger children."
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