More than 1,300 children competed for medals on Thursday in the annual Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games. Dozens of schools from all over the county took part in the event that gave many children their first experience of participating in a major sporting event. Students took part in 15 different sports, from athletics to swimming, rounders, table tennis, golf and cycling.
2018 Commonwealth Games netball gold medallist Ama Agbeze MBE gave an inspirational address during the opening ceremony. The event is the culmination of a year-long programme of activities organised by Leap, the Sport and Activity Partnership for Bucks and MK in conjunction with the School Games Organisers.
Our school team arrived bright and early at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium for the opening ceremony where they had a second breakfast to set them up for the day. They then took part in a number of Go Ride Mountain Biking events: a 80 m sprint, an endurance race and a team relay. The children worked really hard in their individual and team races and showed great sportsmanship. There was a very high level of skills shown by the competitors and this was our Year 5’s team their first cycling competition and there were a number of Year 6 teams competing. The team came 5th overall and won the Fair Play award. Well done to Jake who came third in his race and won a well deserved medal. The team consisted of: Beatrice, Connor, Jake, Matthew, Tia and Verity. A huge thank you to Mr Scott for running the training sessions and organising the team at the event and to the parents who came along on this extremely hot day.
Report by Mrs Fennell
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