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