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West Yorkshire School Games 2017 summer festival

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Posted 12th July 2017

School pupils from across West Yorkshire competed in the West Yorkshire School Games summer festival last week.

Almost 1,200 pupils competed across 11 different sports at the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University, all aiming to be crowned county champions.

Kirklees was the most successful district, winning five gold, eight silver and four bronze medals.  Bradford schools won five gold and two bronze; Leeds schools won four gold, six silver and four bronze; Calderdale schools won two gold and five bronze; and Wakefield schools won one gold, three silver and one bronze medals.

The festival included an Olympic style opening ceremony featuring performances from Level Up Academy and Ralph Thorseby School dance team, with 2008 Olympian Emily Freeman formally opening the games.

Pupils competed in athletics, boccia, new age kurling, football, tri-golf, tag rugby, netball, gymnastics, cheerleading, tennis and cycling with the event supported by a team of 50 volunteers.

Nigel Harrison, Chief Executive of organisers Yorkshire Sport Foundation, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the schools who took part in what was a brilliant day of competitive sport.

“The School Games isn’t possible without the support of a team of volunteers and I’d like to thank everyone who gave up their time to make the day such a success.”

You can view the full list of winners HERE.

You can see the gallery of winners on our Facebook page.

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