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Derbyshire School Games 2016

A fantastic day of sport, held this year in the magnificent grounds of Mount St.Mary's College, Spinkhill

This year was the 6th Derbyshire School Games Event. It was held at Mount St.Mary's College along with the off-site venue of Heritage High School.

The Derbyshire School Games programme continues to develop and engage more schools and young people in competitive school sport throughout the year. The event involves 12 county finals competitions, 9 sports, 1000 competitors and over 150 young sports leaders. The School Games is one of the flagship legacy programmes linked to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and sits at the core of the Government's investment in school sport.

There were 10 School Sports Partnerships taking part in the event:

Amber Valley, Bolsover & District, Chesterfield, Derby East, Derby West, Erewash (Our Team), High Peak, North East Derbyshire, Rural Derbyshire and South Derbyshire.

The School Games is about creating a positive and rewarding experience for all, and bringing together sport, culture and education. The organising Commitee request that everyone abides by the spirit of the Games Values and the Spirit of the Games badge was worn by staff and young leaders as a symbol to embed these values into the event.

The Values were:

Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self Belief and Teamwork

Some of the sports at the event included Mini Tennis, Quadkids, Cycling, Rounders, Cricket and Girls Kwik Cricket.

Our team from Chaucer was there to take part in the Girls Kwik Cricket.

After driving to the Event Miss Oldnall, Mr Proctor and myself (Mrs Wheatley) took the team to find where the Opening Ceremony was taking place

When everyone had arrived the ceremony began. There were two special guests there from sport, England footballer and GB Olympian Sophie Bradley and Olympic Silver medallist Gail Emms. Later in the day we were lucky enough to get a photo with them too, and wear the Olympic medals! After the ceremony had finished all the athletes went to find the location of their own sport.

The Chaucer Year 5/6 girls were competing against 7 other schools in Kwik Cricket. After all the matches had been played, and after an amazing performance the girls made it into the Final. They were against Melbourne Junior School, but after a close battle and some brilliant hits the girls finished in 2nd place. Coach Woodcock would have been proud of them, their teamwork and team spirit was brilliant throughout the day. They did themselves and their school proud! 

Well done to all the girls. It was an amazing day!

                                                                           Mrs Wheatley

For more photos please click here:

http://www.chaucerjunior.org.uk/gallery/default.asp?pid=3&gcatid=1&albumid=520

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