It was supposed to be the first week of the Summer Term but the weather was far from summery at the SSP Yr 1-2 & 3-4 Tri Golf Competition.
The event was part of the Norfolk School Games and aimed to provide an exciting opportunity to encourage more young people to represent their school in competitive sport.
The event was held at the Norwich Family Golf Centre which provided an impressive venue for the event.
The competition was split into two separate sessions with pupils in Year 1-2 taking part in the morning session and older pupils from Yr 3-4 taking part in the afternoon.
Schools had been invited to enter teams of 10 pupils (5 boys and 5 girls) with pupils being challenged to take part in a variety of Tri Golf activities.
Tri-Golf is a FUN, energetic, version of golf which young children in primary schools can enjoy with their classmates as they hit the target with their first golf shots. Tri-Golf is genuinely inclusive as it suits all abilities; every child can succeed in the games and with the flexibility between individual play and team interaction, it engages well with youngsters who might not want to play a traditional team sport.Tri-Golf promotes ‘Skills for Life’ attributes including co-operation, good sportsmanship and concentration and is designed to be used across curriculum learning.
At each activity pupils were given 5 minutes to learn and practice a skill followed by a 5 minute scoring period where they were able to score points for their team. At the end of each event the below results were announced;
1st – Cringleford Primary – “Funky Ones”
2nd – Cringleford Primary – “Clubstars”
3rd – Chapel Break Infant – Super Cool Kingfishers”
4th – Cringleford Primary – “Owl Club”
5th – Cringleford Primary – “Golfing Stars”
6th – Cringleford Primary – “Groovy Golfers”
7th – Chapel Break Infant – “Rocking Robins”
8th – Bluebell Primary – “Pears/Pairs”
9th – Bluebell Primary – “Cherries”
10th – Cringleford Primary – “Putt Putt Champions”
11th – Chapel Break Infant – “Doves Drivers”
12th – Chapel Break Infant – “Puffins on Par”
13th – Bluebell Primary – Blue Winners”
1st – Notre Dame Prep School – “Golden Eagles”
2nd – Cringleford Primary School – “Justin Rose”
3rd – Mulbarton Junior School – “Team Jones”
4th – Notre Dame Prep School – “Striking Wasps”
5th – Mulbarton Junior School – “Dangerous Duvalls”
6th – Mulbarton Junior School – “Wanderers”
To view photos from the event please go to the Photo Galleries page.
The winning team in each age category will be invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Tri Golf Finals on Monday 19th June again at the Norwich Family Golf Centre.
If your child took part in the Tri Golf Competition and you would like to find out more information about local community golf opportunities please visit the Clubs page of our website.