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Partnership proves top class

PUBLISHED: 11:15 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:57 13 July 2010

The tag rugby competitors.

The tag rugby competitors.

North Norfolk schools had a busy week participating in sporting opportunities organised by the North Norfolk Schools Sport Partnership.

At North Walsham Rugby Club, 16 teams competed in the first schools tag rugby event to be held at the club with Mundesley Junior School taking the title among 160 pupils aged nine and 10.

North Norfolk schools had a busy week participating in sporting opportunities organised by the North Norfolk Schools Sport Partnership.

At North Walsham Rugby Club, 16 teams competed in the first schools tag rugby event to be held at the club with Mundesley Junior School taking the title among 160 pupils aged nine and 10. The North Norfolk SSP team, with volunteers from the rugby club, Viking Learning Centre, Paston College and Penny Chapman, the new RFU Norfolk Community Rugby Coach, were involved in supporting the great event.

Over 70 Primary swimmers took to the water in the North Norfolk Swimming trials at Aylsham High School. Jackie Evans organised the event on behalf of the School Sport Partnership and the best swimmers will now represent North Norfolk at the Partnership primary swimming finals.

On the putting green the schools from the Cromer area tried their hands at a Tri-Golf Festival. One hundred excited pupils took part in the event organised by Jill Bullimore, School Sports Co-ordinator for Cromer, at Cromer Sports Centre.

Martin Crowder from the Golf Foundation was very pleased how the event went on a huge scale, especially with the 25 Young Leaders from Cromer High School who took responsibility for the games and schools. The Golf Foundation have provided funding to the School Sports Partnership to develop junior golf in the Cromer area and this was a brilliant start to the project.

Sheringham High School hosted the first team gymnastics event in Norfolk for six high schools. Sixty-six pupils aged 11 competed in this showcase festival combining vaults, floor sequence and tumbles. The pupils who entered were all beginner gymnasts who have received only some after-school sessions delivered by Kirstie Harrison, British Gymnastics Development Officer and then by their PE teachers. Aylsham High School received winners' medals for the judging routines.

Asa Saunders, who oversees the North Norfolk Schools Sport Partnership, could not believe the response by all pupils and schools.

He said: “To create sporting opportunities for 400 plus pupils in the space of a week has been very hard work by all individuals involved and placed some big commitments on the schools.

“But seeing the determination, fun and just the opportunity of participating from the pupils is a great success, and these opportunities are on top of the other PE and school sport they receive.”

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