Annual School Competitions Round Up

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Last Friday, 7th July, we hosted the final school rounders competition at the University of Leicester. The success of the four competitions this year was bolstered by the fantastic weather and the amazing facilities.

Overall, we welcomed 36 schools from as far away as Portsmouth in Hampshire to Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Five new member schools debuted at the 2017 competitions which covers four age groups.

Leighton Middle School Y6 WinnersY6 Mixed National School Championship

WINNER For the second year running Leighton Middle School, Bedfordshire bagged the championship title. READ teacher Kelly Hutchings, match report.

Also competing were:

Portsmouth Grammar School (Hampshire), The Grantham Preparatory School (Lincolnshire), Holbrook Primary School (West Midlands), Hillborough Junior School (Bedfordshire), St Mary’s CE Primary School (Essex), RA Butler Academy (Essex)

Bedford Girls School Y8 WinnerY8 Girls National School Championship

WINNER Bedford Girls’ School, Bedfordshire. READ what Y8 student Emily Fordham enjoyed most about winning with her rounders friends.

Also competing were:

Royal Grammar School (Worcester), Sheffield High School (South Yorkshire), Royal School Wolverhampton (West Midlands), St Catherine’s School (Surrey), The Oxford Academy (Oxfordshire), Kesteven and Grantham Girls School (Lincolnshire), Bridgnorth Endowed School (Shropshire), St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy (Staffordshire), Saint Martins (West Midlands), Loughborough High School (Leicestershire), John Taylor High School (Staffordshire), Saffron Walden County High School (Essex), King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls (West Midlands), Williams Edward School (Essex), Gordon’s School (Surrey)

Portsmouth Grammar School - Y9 WinnersY9 Mixed Open School Competition

WINNER Portsmouth Grammar School, Hampshire. READ what Teacher, Mr Lavery had to say about the event

Also competing were:

Brownhills School (West Midlands), County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk), King Alfred School (London), Saffron Walden County High School  (Essex), Soar Valley College (Leicestershire), St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy (Staffordshire), St Martin’s School  (Essex), The Oxford Academy (Oxfordshire), Tudor Grange Academy (Solihull), Walsall Academy (West Midlands), Wath Comprehensive School (South Yorkshire)

RGS - Y10Y11 WinnersY10/Y11 Girls Open School Competition

WINNER For the second year running Royal Grammar School, Worcester bagged the competition title. READ about the excitement they felt in a bid to retain their winning place.

Also competing were:

Gordon’s School (Surrey), Grays Convent High School (Essex), King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls (West Midlands), King Edward VI High School for Girls  (West Midlands), Portsmouth Grammar School (Hampshire), Sir Williams Perkins School (Surrey), St John Baptist Church in Wales High School (Mid Glamorgan), The Oxford Academy (Oxfordshire), Walsall Academy (West Midlands), Woodhey High School (Bury)

Here is an obligatory photo of the volunteer umpires relaxing after the end of the competitions! We’d like to thank each of them as they work tirelessly for the success of these school events.

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