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Sports Initiative Boosts Interest As Students Visit Lincs School Games

Students from Louth Academy who took part in the Lincs School Games, a sports initiative where they tried sporting activities they wouldn't normally play, such as boxing and wheelchair basketball. From left are, Molly Couling, 14, Lilly Roantree, 14, and Kira Chamberlain, 14.

Students from Louth Academy experienced a wealth of different sports when they visited Lincoln for the Lincolnshire School Games,

The focus of the Lincolnshire School Games is to engage and enthuse more young people than ever before to participate in high-quality meaningful school competition, supporting them in achieving their own personal best, both in sport and in life.

Students from Years 9 and 7 visited the event at the Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln. The students took part in a multitude of sporting activities. These included: skipping, dance, netball, football and golf.  However, the overwhelming favourites were wheelchair basketball and boxing.  Each session was a short but extremely fun introduction to some of the basic skills involved in each of these activities. 

PE Teacher Fiona McBurnie said: “The day was an incredible success and all students said just how much they enjoyed the event and were very thankful to have the opportunity. The students were an absolute credit to Louth Academy and we were very proud to hear so many positive comments about our students from the event organisers during the day.”

Year 9 student Kira Chamberlain (14) said: “This was a great opportunity to try some sports we have not tried before and I really enjoyed the boxing and wheelchair basketball, in particular. I hope to be able to play them again.”

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Philip C Dickinson
BA (Hons) MA PGCE.