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Schoolkids go head to head in county festival

Pupils from Solihull have gone head-to-head against other Midlands youngsters at a two-day county festival.

Pupils from Solihull go head-to-head to compete against other youngsters in the area as well as children from Coventry and Warwickshire at a two-day County Festival organised as part of the Sainsbury's School Games Programme.
Pupils from Solihull go head-to-head to compete against other youngsters in the area as well as children from Coventry and Warwickshire at a two-day County Festival organised as part of the Sainsbury's School Games Programme.

Pupils from Solihull have gone head-to-head against other Midlands youngsters at a two-day county festival.

Organised as part of Sainsbury’s School Games Programme, around 100 schools were represented at the event which took place at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby, including Solihull’s Park Hall and Tudor Grange academies and Arden School.

The level three Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire County Festival saw children perform in Olympic-style opening ceremonies and featured sporting competitions in hockey, wheelchair basketball, athletics, swimming and more.

Youngsters were also treated to visits at the event by Paralympic wheelchair basketball player Mark Fosbrook and wheelchair fencing star Craig McCann.

Audrajean Elliott-Davies, partnership development officer at Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport, which supported the event, said: “The School Games Programme provides the perfect opportunity for youngsters to get out of the classroom, have fun and really embrace competitive sport.

“The children are able to compete in a wide variety of events with both Olympic and Paralympic sports available and we certainly saw some fantastic performances on both days – who knows we may even have a sporting star of the future in the region.”

 

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