Sport stars shine in Commonwealth Games

Hundreds of children from 12 local schools took part in Wilmslow's Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, 17th June, which was supported by hundreds of volunteers.

They took part in 16 different sports, held across 14 venues, including netball, heptathlon, track, throw and jump, hexathlon, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, indoor bowling, basketball, golf, goal ball, quick sticks, boccia, swimming, cross country, pentathlon and tennis.

Darren Morgan, Head teacher at Lindow Primary School, said "It was humbling to see the amount of effort so many gave in a bid to ensure that this event was a success. The staff from all 12 schools were utterly incredible with their determination to help this event run smoothly. The volunteers who gave up their time to organise the events on the day were tremendous.

"In addition to the many, many teachers who led events and supervised their children in their own time there were a great amount of volunteers from the community. For instance, Alderley Edge Hockey Club, Handforth Tennis Club, Wilmslow Eagles Table Tennis Club to name but a few. Managers of all venues let us use their premises for free, with no discussion or debate, including the schools involved, Wilmslow Leisure Centre and Chorley Village Hall. The hockey players were even treated to free pizza!"

Darren added "I tweeted to my school 'lose with grace, win with humility, do both with dignity,' The actual commonwealth games are known as the 'friendly games.' This was certainly the case on Tuesday. The children who took part were a credit to themselves and their school, the feedback about them has been excellent. The level of competition was also of a high standard, there are clearly a lot of sports stars out there."

All the winners will be presented with their awards at the Primary School Sports Awards Evening at Lindow Primary School on Wednesday, 25th June, where guests will be entertained by Styal Band.

The winners from all the sporting competitions held during the year will also be celebrated and each school has appointed a Commonwealth Games 'values' winner, for endeavour, responsibility and integrity.



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Nicola Cathery
Saturday 21st June 2014 at 8:55 am
This was an excellent idea and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children who took part. Congratulations to the organisers.