The sporting calendar this year has once again been full-on with a wide range of sporting opportunities available to pupils from Primary Schools throughout Hyde.
Last week saw the final tournament of the Hyde School Sports competitions for the 2018/19 academic year.
The tournament was a Sports Festival, in a mini ‘athletics style’ format that had, running, jumping and throwing events.
Each participating school had a team of 8, (4 girls and 4 boys) and the aim was to score as low as possible (winning team got 1 point, 2nd 2 points and so on).
Some of the events on show were the standing long jump, javelin throw and many different sprint and relay races.
In a close fought competition, it was Flowery Field that managed to come out on top, scoring over 30 points less than their closest rivals.
This now concludes the tournaments for this year, a year that has seen over 800 children take part in competitive sports such as Ultimate Dodgeball, Football, Volleyball, Athletics, Handball, Basketball and many more.
Kay Hawke, who organises many of the Hyde Schools Sporting Events, said, “This year’s high participation rate reflects the enthusiasm our children have for their love of sport, with many of them taking advantage of our after-school clubs; the success they have had across the range of competitive sporting events and the way the children have embraced the opportunity to take part in new sports, was fantastic. Well done everyone!”
Parents and staff from all our schools have recognised what a great achievement it has been to get so many children, not just taking part in sport, but learning the life skills that team competitions allows them to do.
As ever all these events could not have been run without the staff and the Sports Leaders from Hyde Community College, who deserve a very big thank you from all our young sports people of the future.