Sports drive is rewarded

SPORTS TRIUMPH: Great Waldingfield celebrate the sports award.  Pictured are: Thomas Templeman-Taylor, Tommy Pansford, Billy Walker and Maisie Taylor with Deputy Head Mr Sandford.
SPORTS TRIUMPH: Great Waldingfield celebrate the sports award. Pictured are: Thomas Templeman-Taylor, Tommy Pansford, Billy Walker and Maisie Taylor with Deputy Head Mr Sandford.

Great Waldingfield Primary School has seen their drive to get more children playing competitive sport pay off, being one of nine schools in a 59 group partnership to gain the Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze Award.

Great Waldingfield Primary School is part of the Sudbury and Cornard School Sports Partnership run by Chris Heath, who is based at Ormiston Sudbury Academy.

Last year, the school set up and maintained after school sports clubs for younger and older children in gymnastics, football, multi-skills, tag rugby, bokwa, cricket and netball.

The school also took part in competitions including football, rugby, swimming, gymnastics, cricket and athletics, getting to area and county finals for both boys and girls’ teams in cricket, as well as taking individual medals in swimming and being crowned county champions at gymnastics.

Year 5/6 came third in the football competition and won a new under-nine event overall. The children have also gained awards for determination, passion and great teamwork.