Grindleford students romp home with rounders win

Rounders 2

Reigning rounders champions, Grindleford Primary School have been victorious once again in a Hope Valley rounders competition.

The rounders tournament took place at Hope Valley College on Thursday 11 June, organised by Hope Valley College PE teacher and RDSSP School Sport Coordinator, Ruth Cook.

It saw seven schools from across the Hope Valley and Bakewell clusters take part: Grindleford, Hope and Bamford primary schools; Eyam and Great Hucklow C of E primary schools; Bradwell Junior School and Hathersage Saint Michael’s C of E (A) Primary School.

Grindleford Head Teacher, Leonie Hill said: “The students were up against bigger schools in the competition but they won all six of their matches which is absolutely fantastic. The competition is held every two years and we won the tournament in 2013, so were the reigning champions and we have picked up the trophy again – I am so pleased.”

“Competitions and events like this one are so beneficial for a small rural school like Grindleford as the children get to go out and meet youngsters from other schools and local areas, we see the same faces and we get to know people. Some children know others from different sports outside of school too, and they meet people who are going onto the same high school as they are so they become friends.”

RDSSP Manager, Janice Price said: “I am so pleased to hear about Grindleford’s success in the competition especially as they are one of the smaller schools to take part and they came out on top. It is really promising when our smaller Derbyshire schools do so well in bigger tournaments as it gives huge inspiration to others. I hope this news encourages other local schools to be brave, be confident and aim for victory!”