Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Summer School Games

Wednesday, 20 June

The School Games is the government's new strategy for school sport and a key priority for realising a meaningful sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is designed to complement existing school competition and other initiatives and encourage as many young people to participate in sport.

Our games were held at Bath University’s impressive sports training village and involved Primary and Seconday Schools from across the old Avon area. We took 60 students to the games who participated in taster sports such as water polo along with teams who had qualified to represent Bristol in rounders, tennis and athletics. Alongside the Schools Games the SEN County Athletic Assessment Day also took place. This involved students with different special needs competing against other schools with the possibility of being identified as gifted and talented.

The students had a fantastic day competing in their various events. When not competing students could trial some of the more unusual events in the game zone and get their photo taken with a real Olympic torch.

As a school we had some outstanding results; the Year 7 boys and Year 9 girls won the Super 6 athletics competition, with the Year 7 girls finishing close runners-up. The Year 8 girls won the rounders competition, beating Priory School in the final; this was a terrific result as they had lost to them earlier in the day. The Year 8 boys tennis team won their competition, winning 20 out of the 24 singles and doubles matches that they played. The rounders and tennis teams now progress through to a national competition.

Mr S Bailey

Subject Leader for PE

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