Teams from across Nottinghamshire, including West Bridgford, Gamston and Bramcote, were among the winners at the Notts School Games event at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus.
The multi-sport event, attended by 1,500 young people, saw more than 100 teams from all around Nottinghamshire take part in 11 sporting activities across 11 different sports.
The sports included boccia, inclusive sports hall athletics, mini tennis, mini basketball, quickstix hockey, pan disability football, quadkids athletics, rounders, tag rugby and tri golf, as well as an inclusive multi-sport challenge.
Another 120 young leaders volunteered as event officials, marshals and media leaders to ensure the smooth running of the event, which is the culmination of competition across the school year.
Each of the teams taking part had already excelled to get through to this stage, having qualified by winning their local area competition.
Several teams were also recognised for their sportsmanship and effort and received Spirit of the Games awards.
The event began with an opening ceremony which included fantastic entertainment from local musicians South Notts Academy Samba band and a dance instructor warmed up the crowd by providing an aerobics session.
Speakers included former GB cyclo-cross athlete Nikki Brammeier and the compere for the day was a fantastic young pupil from Joseph Whittaker school, Page Daniels.
Ilana Freestone, Active Notts Director, said: “We congratulate every school and pupil that has taken part in this year’s school games and represented their district.
“It’s great to see schools come together and compete and really immerse themselves in the spirit of sport.
“A big thanks to the organisers and young leaders too, who without their support the games wouldn’t happen.”
The event was supported by Nottingham Trent University, which provided the use of its first-class
facilities at its Clifton Campus for the event.