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Market Harborough CE Academy

Market HarboroughC of E Academy

Celebrations after Sporting Success

Winning the Area Sports title for the second year running

Celebrations were held, after our pupils claimed three top sporting prizes in the last month.

Firstly, the children from Years 3 to 6, beat off 13 other schools to win the South Leicestershire and Rutland Area Sports Trophy for the second year running, during an inter-schools’ event held at the Corby Athletics Triangle on 13th June. Following this victory, our Years 3 and 4 pupils were invited to the County finals at Loughborough University on 29th June. It was here that they helped the Harborough and Blaby District to come second and won the award for ‘Spirit of the Games’.

Commenting on the events, Emma Tayler, our Headteacher said, “As a result of coming first in the Area sports competition earlier in the month, our Year 3 and 4 athletes were invited to compete in the Leicestershire and Rutland School Games Summer Festival held at Loughborough University on 29th June, where they faced all the other winning school teams from across the entire county! Our children performed like the stars they are, helping to secure an overall second place for the Harborough and Blaby District (Learning South Leicestershire) Team, whilst winning the Year 3/4 South Leicestershire Spirit of the Games Trophy for their outstanding sportsmanship and sense of fair play.

“We are immensely proud of all our athletes and to have come home with a win, a second place for the District and to be named ‘Spirit of the Games’ team is just incredible. They are wonderful children with a fantastic work ethic and we are delighted for them.”

The events saw the children competing across a range of athletic events, including sprints and long distance, howler throwing and long jump to name but a few. The school has invested in its sports provision over the past few years, now with its own dedicated Sport Coach and numerous clubs, teams and events taking place over the year.