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School Games makes 2017 bow with Gymnastics

Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:33

School Games makes 2017 bow with Gymnastics

The School Games returns for the first time in 2017 this week, as every district battles it out for Gymnastics glory.

Held at Oakham Gymnastics Club, schools will represent their districts as the competition continues onto the fourth tournament of the 2016/17 campaign. The last event was Disability Sportshall on December 9th, which followed Primary Sportshall and Table Tennis in November.

In the current standings, North Charnwood sit on top of the table with 41 points after competing in five events and picking up a winners medals. North West Leicestershire sit second, with Hinckley and Bosworth looking to build on their two gold medals this time around.

At the other end of the table, the likes of Rutland and West Leicester have ground to make up after slow starts.

The Gymnastics competition is made up of a number of year groups and variations. Year 1 and 2 take on Key Steps 1, Year 3 and 4 – Key Steps 2, Year 5 and 6 – Key Steps 3 and there is also a Key Steps 1 Mixed for those with a disability.

The competition marks the final stop on the road to the Spring Championships, which is to be held at Loughborough University on April 5th. That day will see 12 competitions across seven different sports, with all sides battling it out on what is set to be a memorable day.

The schools taking part are:

Key Steps 1

  • Greystoke
  • St Botolphs
  • The Hall Primary School
  • Burbage Infant School
  • Green Lane Infant School
  • Parks Primary
  • Asfordby Captains Close
  • Whitwick St Johns
  • Parklands
  • Catmose

Key Steps 2

  • Kibworth
  • St Botolphs
  • The Hall Primary School
  • Battlingbrook Primary School
  • St John Fisher CVA
  • Braunstone Community Primary
  • Asfordby Captains Close
  • Ashby CofE
  • Parklands
  • Brooke Hill Academy

Key Steps 3

  • Swinford
  • Shepshed High School
  • The Hall Primary School
  • Desford Primary School
  • Hope Hamilton Primary
  • Stokes Wood Primary School
  • Whitwick St Johns
  • Asfordby Captains Close
  • Parklands
  • Whissendine

Key Steps 1 Disability

  • Newcroft
  • Ashmount
  • Millfield LEAD
  • Oaklands
  • Oaklands
  • Forest Way
  • Parklands

Following the Championships, there are still Super-Series Finals in Go-Ride Cycling and Boccia, before the season comes to an end with the Summer Championships in the middle of summer.

For more information on the School Games, visit www.lrsport.org/schoolgames.

Make sure to keep on top of all the action by following the hashtag #LRSchoolGames throughout each of our competitions. You can follow it over on Twitter @lr_sport, Instagram @lrsportcsp and also on Snapchat @lr_sport.

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