Published On: Wed, May 7th, 2014 on 3:47 pm

Community Games Day fun for over 200 schoolchildren in Leeds

Leeds schoolchildren have tried their hand at a variety of sporting activities for Sky’s annual Sport Community Games Day, now in its 11th year.

Held at the University of Leeds, over 200 youngsters aged between six and eight took part and got the chance to try out a range of sports including hockey, judo, cricket, martial arts, basketball, dodge ball, boccia and rugby.

They were led by 90 volunteers from Sky’s offices in Leeds, plus 20 students from David Young Community Academy acting as young leaders to inspire the children throughout the day.

By the end of the event, children from Rose Bank Primary School were awarded for winning the most activities, whilst Quarry Mount Primary School won the award for the best team spirit.

Every child was also given a medal for taking part.

The Sport Community Games Day initiative works in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, school teachers and a dedicated team of athlete mentors to develop the lives of thousands of young people.

Felix Sullivan, SportInspired Games Manager, said: “Sky’s Community Games events are a brilliant way of getting the next generation of young leaders to help local schools get involved in a range of different sports that they may have never tried before.”

Schools that took part on the day were Quarry Mount Primary School, Burley St. Matthias Primary School, Rose Bank Primary School, Blenheim Primary School and Meadowfield Primary School.

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