Three teams from St. Bede's qualified for the County Summer School Games event at Silksworth Sports Complex; more than any other school from Tyne and Wear. We had a team in the Y4 Tennis and the Y3/4 and Y5/6 Athletics competitions. It was wonderful walking around the Complex and seeing St. Bede's children competing with a smile in every part of the arena.
At the beginning of the day, the children listened to an inspirational speech by Team GB Olympian Peter Bakare. He spoke about his great journey to becoming an Olympian, after overcoming serious injury problems. Peter encouraged the children to 'aim high and reach higher'.
During the course of the day, all of the St. Bede's children looked to live out his wise words. Demonstrating skill and relentless determination, our children went on to achieve some amazing individual and team accolades! In the Y3/4 Athletics, Darcey Tullis received a silver medal for accumulating the second highest points total for a Y3/4 girl. Meanwhile two Y6 boys, Jude Connor and Jake Waters were awarded gold medals for being the joint highest scoring boys at the event. Then to top it all off, we discovered that the Y5/6 team had won County Silver medals in the team event!
Well done to all twenty eight of our Summer Games athletes, who were all a credit to our school displaying the Olympic values; while they rose to the occasion to perform like young Olympians.
It was a proud end to the sporting year, especially our Y6 team members who completed their sporting journey with 'Team St. Bede's'!