Harston & Newton Primary School earn double success as youngsters contest School Games

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 July 2018

School Games, at St Ives Outdoor Centre, Cambridge in Red - St Bedes v St Marys. Picture: Keith Heppell

School Games, at St Ives Outdoor Centre, Cambridge in Red - St Bedes v St Marys. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Winners from five districts contest to become county champions

Harston & Newton Primary School had successes in two competitions at the School Games Level 3 Summer Festival.

The event featured 52 schools and was held across three venues as the culmination of competition in five School Sport Partnership areas – Hunts, Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Witchford.

The youngsters, aged between seven and 14, were battling to be county champions in adapted multi-sports, archery, athletics (small and large schools), cricket (adapted and primary rapid fire), netball, rounders and tennis.

South Cambs SSP were winners of the Adapted Multi-Sports PLUS (secondary) event, ahead of Hunts SSP.

Impington Village College, representing South Cambs, were first in the archery, with Hunts’ St Peter’s School in second.

Harston & Newton’s first win came in the small school athletes for Years 4 to 6, with Spaldwick in second place and Coton third.

And the South Cambs representatives were also triumphant in the Year 3 and 4 tennis.

Fellow South Cambs school Swavesey Primary were second and Witchford’s St Andrew’s were third.

Witchford SSP’s Rackham won the large school athletics for Years 5 and 6, with Cambridge’s Bottisham second and South Cambs’ Bassingbourn in third.

The Year 7 girls’ netball saw Hunts’ Hinchingbrooke School earn top spot, ahead of Impington and Cambridge’s St Mary’s.

Hunts’ St Ivo School were victorious in the Year 9 girls’ rounders, with Witchford’s Cromwell Village College in second and Cambridge’s St Bede’s Inter-Church School third.

The festival was organised by Living Sport, the county sports partnership, on behalf of the local organising committee for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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