Local schools triumph in games festival

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Arriving at the Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival, competitors and volunteers from across the Macclesfield School Sport Partnership were full of excitement and anticipation of a day of action packed sport and they were not disappointed.

Throughout the day schools representing the Macclesfield School Sport Partnership competed in a number of different sports but constant throughout was the high level of participation and teamwork shown by all. It was a delight to observe the friendship, respect, excellence, inspiration, courage, equality and most important the unwavering determination to do well shown by athletes and volunteers alike.

One athlete quoted, "Playing the basketball was amazing." Whilst the School Games Makers from Wilmslow High School leading on the High Five tournament said, "This is the best day we have ever had." Overall this sums up the entire day for MSSP amazing, enjoyable and definitely a day to remember.

Many of the participating MSSP schools were very successful and local schools achieved the following results:

  • Year 7 Girls Orienteering, Wilmslow High School, Silver Medallists
  • Year 8 Girls Handball, Wilmslow High School, County Champions
  • Year 8 Boys Handball, Wilmslow High School, Fifth
  • Year 3/ 4 Gymnastics, St Annes Fulshaw Primary School, Bronze Medallists
  • High Five Netball, Alderley Edge Primary School, Fifth
  • Year 7 /8 Tennis, Wilmslow High School, County Champions

The volunteers were indispensable and the day would not have happened without the 200 young volunteers, known as School Games Makers, who were the driving force behind the day. Thirty of these School Games Makers were from Wilmslow High School.

As always they were and absolute credit to the School and should be very proud of their commitment and excellence in delivering a very enjoyable day to over 1300 participants. Rosie Harris, School Games Organiser for the Macclesfield School Sport Partnership has worked closely with the high school to ensure the School Games Makers were suitably trained in their role.

Rosie said "I am very proud of all the Competitors and School Games Makers from all the schools who represented the Partnership at the Level 3 Sainbury's School Games on Friday. The results from the day demonstrate the outstanding work that is being carried out throughout the year in all schools across the Macclesfield School Sport Partnership to ensure all pupils access regular competitive high quality PE and school sport. We are now all looking forward to the Cheshire and Warrington Winter School Games March 14th 2014 in Chester."

Report by Sophie Kraunsoe, Year 9 student at Wilmslow High School.

Photo: Wilmslow High School Year 7 /8 Tennis Team- School Games County Champions.

Alderley Edge Primary School, St Annes Fulshaw, Wilmslow High School