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Sainsbury's Derbyshire School Games Event 2015 - round-up

Action from the Quadkids Athletics long jump.

Action from the Quadkids Athletics long jump.

Event report

Paralympic and world medallist light up Trent College

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Sprint stars Jonnie Peacock MBE and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey helped light up a memorable Sainsbury's Derbyshire School Games Event at Trent College, attended by 1,000 young people.

Around 800 primary and secondary school children from 10 school sport partnerships from across the county competed in 11 events across seven different sports – golf, tennis, cycling, athletics, rounders, cricket and boccia.

Another 200 Young Leaders volunteered as event officials, marshals and media contributors to ensure the smooth running of the event, which is the culmination of competition across the school year.

Each of the 87 teams from 58 schools taking part – from High Peak to South Derbyshire – had already excelled to get through to this stage, having qualified by winning their local area competition.

Peacock - London 2012 Paralympic gold medal winner in the T44 100m - was interviewed during the opening ceremony about his rise to stardom and spoke about how he had been inspired as a School Games athlete.

He posed for pictures in the Sainsbury's selfie photo booth and signed autographs and was impressed by the standard on show.

Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock on his School Games experiences

London 2012 gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock explains why the Sainsbury's School Games has a place in his heart. Video by John Felix

"These Games are so important because it teaches the kids so many different things on so many different levels and for some it may be the chance they need to go all the way to the top and compete internationally," said Peacock.

"If they can look at my journey and emulate that in any possible way, that's going to be a huge win for me. Sport has given me so much and hopefully the kids who have taken part will take so much from this moving forward."

World, European and Commonwealth medallist Aikines-Aryeetey was just as popular, giving a speech about the importance of having a positive, 'can do' attitude.

He listened to youngsters from Friesland School, Erewash talk about how they had used the national This Girl Can project to inspire more girls into sport and physical activity and then walked around the site to meet and chat with competitors.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey chats to girls competing for High Peak.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey chats to girls competing for High Peak.

"It has been really fun, an honour to be here, and makes me wish that I could have taken part in something like this when I was a youngster," said Aikines-Aryeetey.

"I really enjoyed listening to the young people talking about their experiences in sport, watching them in action and seeing the enjoyment on their faces."

Both athletes took part in the opening ceremony, which saw captains from each of the school sport partnerships act as flag bearers, accompanied by athletes on the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) programme.

Others to show their support at the Derbyshire Sport-led event were nine-time Paralympic swimming medallist Martin Mansell, Paralympic footballer Leon Taylor and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Caroline Povey.

Each school sport partnership could boast at least one set of medallists for finishing in the top three as the sun shone throughout the day apart from one brief shower.

Rural Derbyshire had the most winners with four, while North East Derbyshire and Amber Valley had two and Chesterfield, High Peak and Derby City East one each.

2015 Derbyshire School Games final results

Boccia Plus

1. John Flamsteed School (Amber Valley); 2. Long Eaton School (Erewash); 3. Heritage High School (Bolsover); 4. Anthony Gell School (Rural Derbyshire); 5. Netherthorpe School (Chesterfield); 6. Royal School for the Deaf, Derby (Derby City West); 7. The Pingle School (South Derbyshire); 8. Eckington School (North East Derbyshire); 9. Chapel-en-le-Frith High School (High Peak); 10. Reigate Primary School (Derby City East).

Rounders

1. Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Rural Derbyshire); 2. Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School (North East Derbyshire); 3. Derby High School (Derby City West); 4. Chellaston Academy (Derby City East); 5. Chapel-en-le-Frith High School (High Peak); 6. John Port School (South Derbyshire); 7. Long Eaton School (Erewash); 8. Outwood Academy (Chesterfield); 9. Aldercar Community Language College (Amber Valley); 10. Shirebrook Academy (Bolsover). Most sporting team – Shirebrook Academy (Bolsover).

Cricket Plus

1. Ecclesbourne School (Amber Valley); 2. Tupton Hall (North East Derbyshire); 3. Royal School for the Deaf, Derby (Derby City West); 4. St Martins School (Derby City East); 5. Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College (Erewash); 6. Holly House School (Chesterfield); 7. The Pingle School (South Derbyshire).

Participants gather for the opening ceremony.

Participants gather for the opening ceremony.

Mini Tennis

1. Mickleover Primary School (Derby City West); 2. Osmaston CofE VC Primary School (Rural Derbyshire); 3. Curzon CofE Primary School (Amber Valley); 4. Deer Park Primary School (North East Derbyshire); 5. Harpur Hill Primary School (High Peak); 6. Dale Community Primary School (Derby City West); 7. Glebe Junior School (Bolsover); 8. Church Broughton CofE Primary School (South Derbyshire); 9. Chaucer Junior School (Erewash); 10. Brockwell Junior School (Chesterfield). Most sporting team – Glebe Junior School (Bolsover).

Tennis Plus

1. Springwell Community College A (Chesterfield); 2. Springwell Community College B (Chesterfield); 3. Shirebrook Academy (Bolsover); 4. Tupton Hall School (North East Derbyshire).

Tri-golf

1. Osmaston CofE VC Primary School (Rural Derbyshire); 2. Dronfield Stonelow Junior School (North East Derbyshire); 3. Glebe Junior School (Bolsover); 4. Dinting CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School (High Peak); 5. Dale Community Primary School (Derby City West); 6. Linton Primary School (South Derbyshire); 7. Mary Swanwick Community Primary School (Chesterfield); 8. Cavendish Close Junior School (Derby City East); 9. Chaucer Junior School (Erewash).

Super Sixes Golf Plus

1. Tupton Hall School (North East Derbyshire); 2. Shirebrook Academy (Bolsover); 3. Brookfield Community School (Chesterfield); 4. Chapel-en-le-Frith High School (High Peak); 5. Anthony Gell School (Rural Derbyshire). Most sporting team – Chapel-en-le-Frith High School (High Peak).

Action from the Quadkids Athletics.

Action from the Quadkids Athletics.

Cyclo-cross/Grass Track Cycling Primary

1. Buxworth Primary School (High Peak); 2. Darley Dale Primary School (Rural Derbyshire); 3. Kilburn Junior School (Amber Valley); 4. Immaculate Conception Catholic Primary School (North East Derbyshire); 5. Pennine Way Junior Academy (South Derbyshire); 6. Chaucer Junior School (Erewash); 7=. Silverhill Primary School (Derby City East) 7= Newbold CofE VA Primary School (Chesterfield).

Cyclo-cross/Grass Track Cycling Secondary

1. Anthony Gell School (Rural Derbyshire); 2. Hope Valley College (High Peak); 3. John Port School (South Derbyshire); 4. Eckington School (North East Derbyshire); 5. Heanor Gate Science College (Amber Valley); 6. Heritage High School (Bolsover); 7. Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College (Erewash). Most sporting team – Heritage High School (Bolsover).

Quadkids Athletics Primary

1. Deer Park Primary School (North East Derbyshire); 2. St John's CofE Primary School, Belper (Amber Valley); 3. Glebe Junior School (Bolsover); 4. Cavendish Close Junior School (Derby City East); 5. Harpur Hill Primary School (High Peak); 6. Parkside Junior School (Rural Derbyshire); 7. Old Hall Junior School (Chesterfield); 8. Shardlow Primary School (Erewash); 9. St Edward's Catholic Primary School (South Derbyshire). Most sporting team – Parkside Junior School. Top three individual scores (boys) – William Foot (261 points); Keenan O'Connor (243 points); Taylor Maxwell (232 points). Girls – Olivia Jerska (232 points); Indiya Gannon (221 points); Charlotte Wright (213 points).

Quadkids Athletics Secondary

1. Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Rural Derbyshire); 2. Tupton Hall School (North East Derbyshire); 3. Chapel-en-le-Frith (High School); 4. Belper School and Sixth Form Centre (Amber Valley); 5. Heritage High School (Bolsover); 6. Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College (Erewash); 7. St Mary's Catholic High School (Chesterfield); 8. Lees Brook Community Sports College (Derby City East); 9. John Port School (South Derbyshire). Most sporting team – Belper School and Sixth Form Centre. Top three individual scores, boys – Luke Zone (266 points); Jonathan Howkins (250 points); Theo Rogers (247 points). Girls – Lois Akin (244 points); Lucy Erest (230 points); Holly Stanley (215 points).

Fun surprise in store at Sainsbury's photo booth

The Sainsbury's photo booth at the Derbyshire School Games was not all that it seemed... as participants and Young Leaders soon found out!

Young Media Leaders' work

Motivation, Inspire, Derbyshire's on fire

The 2015 Derbyshire School Games opening ceremony atmosphere was 'electric'.

The 2015 Derbyshire School Games opening ceremony atmosphere was 'electric'.

By Anya Horsley and Fern Clifford (Year 5 pupils at Palterton Primary School)

When the opening ceremony started the atmosphere was electric! Everyone was cheering and shouting to help their team do the best they could. Finally people started to take their seats and the fun began.

Two interviews took place, one with Jonnie Peacock and the other with Harry Aikines-Aryeetey! The interviews were really inspiring to all of us and because the adults were so amusing the children were entertained.

All the schools were introduced by their team captains and a leader. A dance group performed from Heritage High school and a group named BabyPeople sang a song named Motivation. The song put everyone in the mood to try their hardest!

All the children were in a ecstatic mood, they all were really looking forward to their event! The anticipation was marvellous, everyone was jumpy and thrilled to be at the Derbyshire games.

As we said, the children did try their hardest to become champions of their event. There was some really exciting looking challenges like: Mini golf, Tennis, Cycling, Rounders, Cricket and Quad kids!

We think that everyone enjoyed all of their events, all together the children must of had one of the best days ever. The Derbyshire School Games was really well organised for the children and media leaders!

Overall the day was great success, and it worked really well. We think that all the children obviously enjoyed it and that it was a great opportunity for everyone.

Special venue hosts fantastic Games

Brookfield Community School's Joe Roberts interviews Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

Brookfield Community School's Joe Roberts interviews Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

By Joe Roberts (year 11 student at Brookfield Community School)

One year's absence for Trent College for hosting the county school games was enough as the special venue in Long Eaton hosted the prestigious event for the second time in three years. This particular venue provided a brilliant stage for an exceptional event, with the level of competition at its peak. The weather however didn't hold back, doing all it could to dampen the spirit of an event which couldn't be missed, which is why the competitors weren't at all concerned as they continued to perform at the highest level.

The Opening Ceremony of the Games got swiftly underway shortly after the leaders had their briefings on what was expected of them on the day to make it an unforgettable experience for the athletes. The ceremony saw dance acts and singers – you name it. It was a fantastic opening to a great day. There was even a professional athlete there too to guide the athletes to glory. Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, 26, won gold and bronze medals at the 2014 Zurich Games, as well as silver in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and expressed how important it was to never give up in sport and to persevere to achieve your ambition. This was an inspirational speech that no doubt inspired the fellow athletes to show sheer determination throughout the day.

Walking round seeing the children have so much fun whilst competing was one of the things that delighted me and most. Young leader of the Tri-Golf event, Sam, said, "It was nice to see the smiles on the children's faces whilst they were competing on this event." One athlete who was competing on the athletics event expressed how his love of sporting idols has helped him to be interested in sport. He said, "Mo Farah and Usain Bolt inspire me as their determination helps me to be as determined as them."

From hearing comments made throughout the day from various people made me realise how important this event is to the athletes competing. From attending this event for the past two years, I now know that the right attitude and confidence to sport at all levels is important when hoping to achieve goals in all areas of sport. Leaders on all events stood out to the children as they were inspiring them to keep going to achieve goals which would stayed in their memories for a long time.

Although the poor weather conditions didn't hold back, the athletes' determination didn't also. It was there for all to see, that no matter what ability, there was belief for all to see. It was a fantastic event which was a great testament to the achievements the children have reached during the past year. It became apparent early on that the children never stopped competing and they should look back on this event with great delight. The event was fantastically set up by all staff; the venue itself played a part in providing a great showcase for the event. And massive thank-you to all leaders who helped motivate and encourage the athletes to get the best out of themselves because that what made the event as special as it was.

Eckington School students' photos

Eckington School Silver Young Ambassadors and Young Media Leaders Abbie Uprichard, Rachelle Batty and Rachel Clayton were out snapping the action at the 2015 Sainsbury's Derbyshire School Games. You can click on the link below to see their pictures.

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School and Tupton Hall School students' photos

Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School and Tupton Hall School 's Young Media Leaders were out across the Trent College site capturing the best of what was going on. You can click on the link below to see their pictures.

Palterton Primary School pupils' photos

Out and about around the Trent College site was Palterton School Young Media leader Paige Kirby, who took a selection of photos. Click on the link below to see her top five snaps.