Silver medal for Heanor Gate Science College

Heanor Gate Science College's Boccia team
Heanor Gate Science College's Boccia team

A team from Heanor Gate Science College was among the medallists at the recent Derbyshire School Games Event, supported by Trent College, where around 1,000 young people competed in a day of close competition in glorious sunshine.

School teams represented their districts in either Mini Tennis, Tri-Golf, QuadKids athletics (primary) QuadKids athletics (secondary), cricket, tennis, rounders, touch rugby, Boccia Plus and Sportshall Athletics Plus.

The Heanor Gate team took silver in the Boccia, representing Amber Valley.

The Derbyshire School Games Event was held at Trent College in Long Eaton. The event began with an Opening Ceremony which included speeches from Sporting Champion Bobby White, captain of the Team GB Handball team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Georgie Grainger, a Young Ambassador from the Erewash School Sport Partnership.

The ceremony also included a flag procession, and a performance by Derbyshire School Games Dance Competition winners Lees Brook School, from Derby East..

Special guests included Derbyshire Paralympians Andrea Green and Leon Taylor, who helped to inspire the young people competing.