17 teams not only competing for the title of ‘Cambridge SSP Champions 2017’ but also the honour of representing the School Sports Partnership at the County School Games Finals later in the month in St Ives. Two competitions, one for ‘Small Schools’ and one for ‘Large Schools’ ran throughout the afternoon.
Cambridge University Sports Ground on Wilberforce Road played host to the annual Cambridge School Sports Partnership Year 5/6 Quadkids Athletics Competition on 8th June. The weather wasn’t what we had hoped for on opening the event but the sun came out after a massive down pour of rain and brightened the day. Two competitions, one for ‘Small Schools’ and one for ‘Big Schools’
Quadkids is a team based competition with 5 boys and 5 girls each competing in a 75m sprint, a 600m run, a long jump and vortex howler throw. Individual performances are scored using a points table and the winners are the team with the highest cumulative points score.
The ‘Large Schools’ team competition was a spectacular event to watch. Points were being collected and positions between the schools were constantly changing. The eventual winners were St Laurence Catholic Primary School who finished ahead of runners up Bottisham A Primary School; both teams now qualify for the County School Games Summer Festival on 29th June in St Ives. In 3rd place was Fulbourn Primary School.
In the ‘Small Schools’ competition the team from Great and Little Shelford A Primary School finished as clear winners with Cambridge International School coming second. In third place was Great and Little Shelford B Primary School. This sees Great and Little Shelford A Primary School and Cambridge International School off to the County School Games.
There were also some great individual performances with the highest scoring ‘Large Schools’ boy coming from Fulbourn Primary School. The highest scoring ‘Small Schools’ boy coming from Great and Little Shelford Primary School. The highest scoring ‘Large Schools’ girl coming from The Grove Primary School. The highest scoring ‘Small Schools’ girl coming from Great and Little Shelford. Primary School. All of these children received a certificate for their outstanding performances.
Congratulations to ‘Large Schools’ Fulbourn Primary School and ‘Small Schools’ Great Wilbraham Primary School who were awarded The Spirit of the games award for showing real passion throughout the afternoon.
Lisa Woolfe, Project Officer for the Partnership said “Using the Cambridge University athletics track is such a privilege. Showing Primary school children the next pathway through sports is a real interest of ours. I’m sure some of the children will now want to join an Athletics club and compete. The Children showed real enthusiasm and this reflected in their performances. A huge well done to everyone who took part.”
Sports leaders from Cambridge Regional College and Netherhall Leaders Academy helped organise and score the events. They showed real professionalism and made a positive impact during the afternoon.
Our special ‘Spirit of the Games’ award was passion and it was award to Great Wilbraham and Fulbourn for constantly offering support to their peers.
Full Results from the competition are below:
|Small Schools TEAM SCORES||Points||Rank|
|Great Wilbraham A||859||8|
|Great Wilbraham B||545||9|
|Orchard Park A||873||7|
|Orchard Park B||534||10|
|Large Schools TEAM SCORES|