Schools compete for Games glory

Above: SKILLS TEST: Pupils from seven primary schools took part in a fun mini Olympics event at Great Cornard Middle School on Tuesday, won by Nayland Primary School.
Above: SKILLS TEST: Pupils from seven primary schools took part in a fun mini Olympics event at Great Cornard Middle School on Tuesday, won by Nayland Primary School.

CHILDREN got their very own taste of the Olympics on Tuesday when Great Cornard Middle School hosted the annual Great Cornard Sports Partnership Mini Olympics.

More than 130 Year 1 and 2 children from seven local primary schools converged on the village to compete in the event, following wet weather postponing it from the previous Tuesday with Nayland Primary the day’s big winners.

But the weather was kind on this occasion, with the opening ceremony completed in glorious sunshine with 11 teams competing in six field and four track events, as well as the relay.

Each activity and team were supported by a Great Cornard Middle School young leader, who got all competitors and teams to the right event and explained how to execute each activity.

The Mini Olympics was organised by Great Cornard Upper School sports co- ordinator Claire Prescott who said the event was a massive success, also praising the young leaders.

Nayland Primary School topped the medal table with 102.8 points, Wells Hall I coming second with 91.7 points, and Bures taking the bronze medals with 90 points.

Prescott said: “Our thanks must go to Great Cornard Middle School for hosting the event, especially Mr Pruden for his support and organisation of the young leaders as well as the staff and children from the participating schools.

“The event was also very well supported by parents and spectators.”