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Olympic spirit is burning brightly
5:00pm Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
MORE than 1,000 youngsters came together for a day of sport at the Worcestershire Winter Sainsbury’s School Games.
Youngsters aged from eight to 16 went head-to-head in their own mini-Olympics at various Worcester venues, battling it out for the title of champion in eight different sports.
The event was supported by 200 volunteers who received special training for a range of roles, including team leaders and an on-site media team.
The Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire part-funded and helped with the Games’ organisation.
The youngsters represented both their school and district with the county divided into Redditch, North Worcestershire, Droitwich and Worcester City, South Worcestershire, Worcestershire West and Wyre Forest.
Local highlights included the cross-country competition where Susie Hoare from Broadway First School came second in the year five girls and Zak Brown from Bredon Hill Middle School, Ashton-under-Hill, came third in the year seven boys.
Swan Lane First School, Evesham, saw success in the minisoccer with their year four girls triumphing.