Secondary Panathlon Yr 7-9 – Great Teamwork and determination produces high scores.

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Another fully packed but fantastic day we had at the UEA, Sportspark. The Secondary Panathlon was one of three competitions taking place alongside Secondary Dance and Primary Hi 5 Netball. The Secondary Panathlon event was run by The Panathlon Challenge, a national charity which delivers sporting opportunities for children with a special education need or disability (SEND). Children from mainstream secondary schools were invited to represent their school sports partnership (SSP) at the event and it was great to see so many happy faces throughout the event enjoying sport.

This year, we had over 30 children from 5 different schools taking part. The event ran as a carousel of activities which the teams rotated around and collected points for their team. Teams were split into 7 teams. Some of the rotating activities included curling, table cricket, ten pin skittles, basketball, boccia, tennis slalom, football game and polybat.

The teams were supported by 14 leaders from City College (8) and Diss High School (6) all of whom were brilliant. A huge thank you to them for helping the event today.

It was a very close finish at this amazing event but after all points were collected and counted, the results were as follows:

1st– Aylsham High B – 44 points

2nd– Cliff Park Ormiston Academy A – 41 points

3rd– Aylsham High A – 40 points

4th– Iceni Academy -29 points

5th – Neathard High A – 28 points

6th– Cliff Park Ormiston Academy B – 27 points

7th – Neathard High B – 23 points

A Huge well done to all the teams who took part today. There was so much encouragement from all the children not only for their individual team but for others as well which is great to see and a big part of the School Games Values. We’d like to thank the deliverers from The Panathlon Challenge who ran the event today and ensured all competitors had great fun having the opportunity of being involved in sport. Photos from this event can be found here. To keep up to date with all results/photos from the games, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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The Summer School Games Week will continue Friday with more young children competing in the concluding event, Secondary Athletics at the UEA, Sportspark.

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