Nine teams of 75 pupils from the Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership took part in yesterday’s Derbyshire School Games at Trent College winning two Golds, two Silvers, two Bronze medals and a special ‘Spirit of the Games’ awards.
We are so proud of all our of teams for taking part. Osmaston CE Primary won first place and the gold medal in the HSBC Tri Golf competition for the third year in a row as well as coming second in the Mini Tennis. Lady Manners won the year 7 and 8 Chance to Compete Cricket and came third in the SportsHall Athletics Plus. In Boccia Plus Hope Valley College won Bronze while Anthony Gell’s team won the Spirit of the Games Award. And Emily Croft from Lady Manners won a silver medal in the individual year 7 Quadkids competition.
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Janice Price, Partnership Development Manager, Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership, said, “It was truly inspiring to watch. Imagine the thrill for children from small primary schools in isolated rural areas – some with fewer than 20 pupils and often lacking even basic sporting facilities such as playing fields – to compete against each other for the honour of taking part in the School Games.”
“For two of our primaries – Osmaston and Kniveton in our Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne cluster and four of our secondaries – Hope Valley College, Lady Manners, Highfields and Anthony Gell – to take part in their own mini Olympics opened by Team GB 2012 handball goalkeeper Bobby White is an exciting, unforgettable experience.”
“Special thanks should also go to the 14 Young Leaders from Highfields, Lady Manners and Anthony Gell schools for their hard work marshalling and umpiring so enthusiastically and professionally.”
“If Bobby White is right that, ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it’, then we’re confident Derbyshire has a bright sporting future.”
Full RDSSP results:
- Osmaston CE Primary won the Gold medal in the HSBC Tri Golf competition
- Lady Manners won Gold the year 7 and 8 Chance to Compete Cricket.
- Emily Croft from Lady Manners won a Silver medal in the individual year 7 Quadkids competition.
- Osmaston CE Primary won Silver Medal in the mini-tennis.
- Lady Manners won Bronze in the SportsHall Athletics Plus.
- Hope Valley College won Bronze in Boccia Plus.
- Anthony Gell came 7th in Boccia Plus and won the Spirit of the Games awards.To read a full report on how all the teams did click here for Derbyshire Sport News