Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:18
The School Games Y5/6 Boys and Girls Table Tennis finals took place on Wednesday, 20th November at Knighton Park Table Tennis Club. The competition brought 13 schools across the districts to compete for the title and Spirit of the Games trophy.
The girls got the day started as 8 teams played in two groups to determine the final play off matches. There was an excellent standard of play and behaviour throughout the competition, with some very close games and some drawn matches, which meant all medals were divided on points and there was very little standing between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
However it was Hinckley & Bosworth's St Peters C of E Primary School that secured the victory in the girls competition, with West Leicester's Avenue Primary in 2nd and Melton's Bottesford Primary School in 3rd place, and Rutland won the spirit of the games trophy for their superb attitude in losing some extremely close games.
In the boys final it was West Leicester's Avenue Primary school who claimed victory, with Hinckley & Bosworth's Burbage Junior School in 2nd and Rutland's St Mary and St John C.E.V.A Primary in 3rd place. The Spirit of the Games trophy went to Bottesford Primary for demonstratinf the core values: passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination.
Results: Table Tennis Y/56
1st: Hinckley & Bosworth (St Peter's MB)
2nd: West Leicester (Avenue Primary)
3rd: Melton & Belvoir (Bottesford Primary)
4th: North West Leicestershire (Hugglescote Primary)
5th: North Charnwood (St Bartholomew's)
6th: Rutland (St Mary & St John C.E.V.A)
7th: East Leicester (Merrydale Junior)
8th: Oadby & Wigston
Spirit of the Games: Rutland
1st: West Leicester (Avenue Primary)
2nd: Hinckley & Bosworth (Burbage Junior School)
3rd: Rutland (St Mary & St John C.E.V.A)
4th: North West Leicestershire (Belvoirdale Primary)
5th: North Charnwood (Loughborough C of E)
6th: South Charnwood (Church Hill C of E Junior School)
7th: Melton (Bottesford Primary)
8th: Blaby & Harborough (Sherrier)
9th: East Leicester (Merrydale Junior)
10th: Oadby & Wigston (Brocks Hill Primary School)
Spirit of the Games: Melton
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games, now in its eighth year, is part of the national 'School Games Programme'. It aims to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. It is open to all young people aged 6-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds from every school across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
Delivered locally by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) and the 10 School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), the Leicester-Shire & Rutland School Games provides schools with the opportunity to enhance their existing work in school sport and create a year-round calendar of competition for all students.