Pupils claim gold on playing fields

Pupils from St John's Primary School, Spalding, with their golf certificates: (back) Jamie Coddington, Eathan Yates, Harry Smith, Georgia Thomas, (middle) Ebony Congreve, Molly Grimwood, Mia Wenham, (front) Ben Giltname, Eleanor Bull and Tom Bland. 'Photo:  SG210613-114TW www.spaldingtoady.co.uk/buyaphoto

Pupils from St John's Primary School, Spalding, with their golf certificates: (back) Jamie Coddington, Eathan Yates, Harry Smith, Georgia Thomas, (middle) Ebony Congreve, Molly Grimwood, Mia Wenham, (front) Ben Giltname, Eleanor Bull and Tom Bland. 'Photo: SG210613-114TW www.spaldingtoady.co.uk/buyaphoto

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Britain’s summer of sporting success spread to schools across South Holland where the glory of victory and taking part were both rewarded.

Hundreds of children from primary and secondary schools in the area took part in summer sports days where running, throwing and balancing skills were tested to the limit.

University Academy Holbeach staged its first-ever joint sports day with bragging rights at stake for students from both Holbeach and Crowland sites.

Organiser Liam Dave said: “Students from Balmoral, Buckingham, Sandringham and Windsor Houses competed very well, with Ben Stephens breaking Geoff Capes’ long-standing shot put record, Kieran Steele setting a new Year Seven boys high jump record and Emily Gent winning both the girls’ 300m and 1.500m in record time.”

Teamwork was the name of the game at Holbeach Primary School where parents cheered on their children in a host of events, with the bonus of ice lollies from Laddies of Holbeach.

Gosberton Academy became a skipper’s paradise as children exercised for a good cause, raising more than £300 for the British Heart Foundation.

Meanwhile, children at St John’s Primary School, Spalding, were on par in reaching the county finals of a Youth Games golf tournament where they finished second and their teacher Leanne Bland said some of her pupils were inspired to carry on playing golf.