It is all fun and games
John Dickens • Published 1 Jul 2012 15:00 0 Comments
SPORTY pupils gunned for gold this week as the Berkshire School Games came to town.
The best of the county's sporting youngsters battled it out in the opening event of the three-day Windsor-leg of the Berkshire School Games spectacular.
Schools from the region competed in the Quadkid Athletics competition at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre, in Pococks Lane, Eton, on Tuesday.
Marish Primary School, Langley, Dedworth Middle School, Windsor, and Oldfield Primary School, Maidenhead, were pipped to first place by St Paul's Junior School, in Wokingham. Teams of 14 to 20 pupils competed in a long distance run, sprint, long jump and vortex howler throw.
Claire Yeoman, development manager at Windsor Sports College, said: "Dedworth finished fourth. The first day was an amazing event of sport - you can hardly hear yourself with all the competing children!"
The schools had previously claimed top spot in internal school and inter-school competitions.
The games aims to celebrate the sporting talents and skills of young people from across the six local authority areas in Berkshire.
Laura Goodall, School Games organiser for Slough School Sport Network, said: "The June School Games event is the culmination of a great academic year of competitions, with the highest number of entries for school competitions to date.
"A lot of hard work has gone in to provide so many different opportunities for young people in Slough - it has been a real team effort!"
During the three days, 230 youngsters from Slough schools took part.
Slough-based confectionary giant Mars sponsored the Slough teams competing.
The first two days of the five-day competition were held at Bradfield College, in Reading, in April.