Harston & Newton Primary School earn double success as youngsters contest School Games
Winners from five districts contest to become county champions
School Games, at St Ives Outdoor Centre, South Cambs in dark blue. Picture: Keith Heppell
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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.