The Melton and Belvoir team were out in force as top young sporting talents came together for the Leicester-Shire and Rutland School Games Summer Championships last Thursday.
A total of 1,044 of the county’s top primary school-based athletes and disabled athletes competed at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College in 13 competitions across nine sports.
The 123 teams from 72 schools were representing the 10 School Sport and Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), qualifying after winning their area finals.
The Olympic-style opening ceremony was hosted by Gaynor Nash who interviewed School Games Ambassador and Team GB para-athletics captain, Sam Ruddock.
Sam recently claimed shot put silver at the IPC European Athletics Championships.
The Summer Championships were the finale to the 2015/16 School Games programme and after 16 Super-Series Finals and the Spring and Summer Championships, Hinckley and Bosworth were named the overall 2015/16 School Games champions.
For Melton and Belvoir, Frisby Primary School were crowned county tri-golf champions, while there were kwik cricket silver medals for Brownlow and Bottesford Primary Schools in the Year 5 and 6 Girls, and Year 5 and 6 mixed competitions, respectively.
Bottesford and Stathern primary schools narrowly missed out on the podium with fourth places in the Year 5/6 girls’ football and Year 5/6 netball, while fifth-place finishes went to Waltham-on-the-Wolds (Y5/6 quicksticks hockey) and Sherard (Key Stage 2 sportsability).
Great Dalby Primary School finished seventh in the Y5/6 swimming and eighth in the Y3/4 mini tennis, and Redmile’s Y3/4 quicksticks hockey team also came eighth.