The recent wet weather might not appear ideal conditions for an athletics event, but hundreds of young athletes enjoyed the warmth of the sports hall at Tanbridge House School on Friday 14 February for the Sainsbury’s School Games in Sussex Sportshall Athletics event.
Teams from primary and secondary schools representing their SGO areas competed in five competitions throughout the day; the primary school event in the morning, and separate year 7 and 8, boys and girls competitions in the afternoon.
It was the Mid Sussex Area who ran, jumped and threw their way to gold in the primary event, represented by Harlands School from Haywards Heath. Hastings and Rother (Blacklands) collected the silver medals, and Crawley (Maidenbower) the bronze medals.
The results of the secondary events were:
Year 7 Girls; 1st Southern Area (Chesswood), 2nd West Sussex West (Bishop Luffa), 3rd Crawley (Holy Trinity).
Year 7 Boys; 1st Southern (Chesswood), 2nd Central Area (Weald), 3rd Hastings and Rother (Ark William Parker)
Year 8 Girls; 1st West Sussex West (Bishop Luffa), 2nd Mid Sussex (St Pauls), 3rd Crawley (Holy Trinity)
Year 8 Boys; 1st Crawley (Holy Trinity), 2nd West Sussex West (Bishop Luffa), 3rd Mid Sussex (St Pauls)
Congratulations to everybody who took part in a very competitive and close run School Games finals.