MORE than 1,000 children from across the county descended on Bromsgrove School for the Worcestershire Winter School Games.
While the rain couldn’t be avoided, participants’ spirits were not dampened as 56 schools went head-to-head in 11 different competitions.
From netball to pan-disability football, hockey to new age kurling, the children gave it their all.
Aston Fields Middle School swept the ‘sportshall athletics’ competition, with both the Year 7 boys and Year 7 girls crowned champions.
Year 5 and 6 girls from St John’s Middle School also took home gold in the athletics for their age group.
And Dodford First School’s hockey team put in a stellar performance to gold, winning all five of their matches.
Sarah Evans from Dodford First School said: “We may be a small school but we are huge in talent due in part to the enthusiasm and determination of our children and the fabulous talents of our sports coach.”
Steve Brewster, chief executive officer at Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: “The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to participate in more competitive school sport.
“We wish to pay tribute to our sponsors Phenix Education and Redpoint Climbing as well as the National Lottery and Sport England for supporting the incredible event, which continues to go from strength to strength.”
Other notable gold medalists included Chadsgrove School Key Stage 2 pupils who impressed in new age kurling.
Dodford Year 3 and 4 were crowned champions in Quicksticks Hockey.
The event, for children aged 7 to 15-years-old, was supported by a team of young volunteers and a media team made up of budding photographers and video journalists.
Visit www.sportspartnershiphw.co.uk/worcestershire-school-games for more information.