SCHOOLCHILDREN in Rugby have showed off their sporting talent after going head-to-head with pupils across the area in the CSW Sport Winter School Games Festival.
Around 450 pupils from 50 schools took part in the major multi-sports festival at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre.
Those include Brooke School, Dunchurch Boughton C of E Junior School, Harris C of E Academy, Lawrence Sheriff School, Paddox Primary School and Rugby High School.
The festival began with an Olympic-style opening ceremony before the young athletes took part in a variety of Olympic and Paralympic competitions including swimming, rowing, boccia and a pentathlon event.
Pupils at Lawrence Sheriff School, in Clifton Road, celebrated their success after year eight students placed second in the boys swimming competition.
The Sainsbury’s School Games programme was introduced to build on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games and is designed to motivate, enthuse and inspire young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire County Festivals are organised by the PE and School Sport Steering Group, which is made-up of representatives from school and community sport, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities, and supported by CSW Sport.
Audrajean Elliott-Davies, partnership development officer at CSW Sport, said: “Once again, the CSW Sport Winter School Games County Festival demonstrated the fantastic abilities and talents that young people across the sub-region have to offer.
“They were all really enthusiastic to take part in the events and it was fantastic to see that they had also taken on board the values the school games looks to instil including honesty, teamwork, respect, self-belief, passion and determination.”