Spalding Grammar sports leaders coach local primary school kids

Spalding Grammar School sports leaders, from left: Max Winson, Aidan Armstrong, Willis Ingleby, Josh Clarke, Callum Davies, Kieran Hamilton, Sam East and James Stuffins.

Spalding Grammar School sports leaders, from left: Max Winson, Aidan Armstrong, Willis Ingleby, Josh Clarke, Callum Davies, Kieran Hamilton, Sam East and James Stuffins.

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Two hundred pupils from 13 schools across the region came together in glorious sunshine to enjoy a fun-packed day of tag rugby at Spalding Grammar School.

Pupils were split into mixed teams and had 90 minutes of coaching from Year 12 Grammar Sports Leader students.

Youngsters from St John's School, Spalding.

Youngsters from St John's School, Spalding.

In the afternoon the same small teams enjoyed four games of tag each to practice their new-found skills and experience some competition.

The event was one many this year organised by School Games co-ordinator Rupert Gibson from Agilitas Sports.

Rupert said: “As well as having lots of fun, the pupils displayed many of the values that the School Games tries to develop in young people: honesty, respect, passion, determination, teamwork and self belief.

“It was great to see so many pupils taking part and enjoying sport. I hope that this may lead to these children playing some more sport and for some of them to take the next step and join a club.”

Spalding Rugby Club chairman Martin Beecham chatted to pupils and invited them to the club on Sunday mornings.

Thanks go to the grammar school for their leaders and facilities, the rugby club for the use of their facilities and Spalding High School who are the host school for the School Games organiser.

• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.