80 schools take part in Nottinghamshire School Games 2017

80 schools take part in Nottinghamshire School Games 2017

Primary and secondary school pupils from all eight districts of Nottinghamshire descended on Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus for the summer edition of the School Games.

The Nottinghamshire School Games aims to encourage children to be active from a young age, which will inspire them to lead a healthy and happy life. On Friday, 7th July, over 1500 pupils competed to be crowned district champion across 18 sporting competitions ranging from handball to boccia.

As part of the opening ceremony, Paralympian David Phillipson opened the ceremony alongside a performance from the East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Network.

Director of Sport at Sport Nottinghamshire, Ilana Freestone, said: “This event has been a fantastic display of sport in our county. The School Games is a perfect way of showing how passionate Nottinghamshire is about sport at every level”.

Bringing a festival atmosphere, the School Games was a celebration of sport across the county, with entertainment and other fun sport-based games to play while the pupils weren’t competing.

Congratulations to all winners and everyone who took part in the Games!