Gallery: Fenland pupils take part in Neale-Wade sports festival

PUBLISHED: 11:51 05 July 2010 | UPDATED: 11:52 05 July 2010

Local primary schools were given a taste of 16 different sports at the Neale-Wade Community College in March and later 16 of the best pupils at each sport were given a medal. One pupil received the Cambs Times sponsored Trophy for being nominated the most at the 16 sports.

Local primary schools were given a taste of 16 different sports at the Neale-Wade Community College in March and later 16 of the best pupils at each sport were given a medal. One pupil received the Cambs Times sponsored Trophy for being nominated the most at the 16 sports.

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TWO rising stars with aspirations to be in Great Britain's 2012 Olympic squad joined nearly 400 pupils for a sports festival at Neale-Wade Community College in March.

Local primary schools were given a taste of 16 different sports at the Neale-Wade Community College in March and later 16 of the best pupils at each sport were given a medal. One pupil received the Cambs Times sponsored Trophy for being nominated the most at the 16 sports.

About 270 pupils from feeder primary schools joined Year 7 students from Neale-Wade for the festival, taking part in 16 different sports.

The students were coached by hurdler Ben Kelk and triathlete Charlotte Roach as they took part in a day of sporting fun and excellence.

Caroline Sheffield, March schools cluster co-ordinator, said: “The event aims to inspire young people to participate in sport.”

The festival was organised by Neale-Wade staff and pupils and sponsored by the Cambs Times, Fenmarc Produce and Fenland District Council.

AWARD WINNERS

Badminton: Morgan Chappell, Townley Primary School, Christchurch

Netball: Jacob Hardwick, Cavalry Primary School, March

Athletics (jumping): Paige McDerby, Guyhirn Primary School

Tag rugby: Jade Lilley, Westwood Junior School, March

Trampolining: Nathan Cross, Burrowmoor Primary School, March

Tennis: Amy Newell, Burrowmoor Primary School

Basketball: Savannah Morris, Westwood Junior School

Cricket (bowling): Abi Impey, Burrowmoor Primary School

Gymnastics: Rhys Orpen, Cavalry Primary School

Football: Kirsty Hagger, Burrowmoor Primary School

Rounders: Ioan Foreman, All Saints Primary School, March

Table tennis: Stephen Cobb, Townley Primary School

Dance: Luciana Maffei, All Saints Primary School

Hockey: Connor Brackenbury, Guyhirn Primary School

Athletics (track events): Sam Johnson, Westwood Junior School

Cricket (batting): Maria Chesnaye, Cavalry Primary School.

Pupils from Years 10 and 12 at Neale-Wade helped with coaching, along with representatives of various sports clubs.

Throughout the day youngsters were nominated for awards and the winner of the Cambs Times Trophy, for receiving the most nominations, was Joe Brown of All Saints Primary School in March. Joe was presented his trophy by Charlotte and Cambs Times reporter Elaine King.

Charlotte, who also presented medals to the winners of each individual sport, congratulated participants and said she hoped they would be encouraged to take up new sports.

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