Docking Years 3/4 cross country runners had an enjoyable competition.Pictures: SUBMITTED.Docking Years 3/4 cross country runners had an enjoyable competition.Pictures: SUBMITTED.Docking Years 3/4 cross country runners had an enjoyable competition.Pictures: SUBMITTED.Docking Years 3/4 cross country runners had an enjoyable competition.Pictures: SUBMITTED.

SCHOOL SPORT: An absence of face-to-face sport competitions across the county meant West Norfolk schools had to compete ‘virtually’ in the Norfolk School Games throughout the autumn term.

Target sports for secondary schools were cross country, sportshall athletics and dance while for primaries it was cross country, sportshall athletics, tri-golf and gymnastics.

Challenge activities saw schools collate their results and upload them to the Norfolk School Games website.

All pupils had the opportunity to represent their school as results were based on an average class score and it saw 6,186 from West Norfolk taking part. 

That brought an impressive percentage of entries in the various categories from the west of the county, on of seven school sports partnerships in Norfolk – primary sportshall athletics, 38 per cent; secondary sportshall athletics, 36; primary cross country, 36; secondary cross country, 37; primary tri-golf, 32; primary gymnastics, 69.

Schools who took part were: Smithdon High, Tilney All Saints, Narborough, Castle Acre, Heacham Junior, Clenchwarton, Hilgay Riverside, Denver, Dersingham, Runcton Holme, Marshland St James, St Marthas, Sandringham & West Newton, Brancaster, Wormegay, Ten Mile Bank Riverside, Anthony Curton, South Wootton Junior, South Wootton Infant, Docking, Holly Meadows, Eastgate, St Martin at Shouldham, Ashwicken, North Wootton, St Michael’s, Hunstanton, Emneth, Terrington St Clement, Snettisham, Swaffham Junior, Upwell, Wimbotsham & Stow.

Marshland St James won both the Year 1 and Year 2 tri-golf, and Wimbotsham & Stow took the Year 3 title, with Hilgay Riverside coming out on top in the Year 4 competition and Ten Mile Bank Riverside in the Year 5 event.

Other top three results were: Upwell, Yr4 sportshall, Yr3 tri-golf, Yr4 tri-golf; Sandringham & West Newton, Yr5 sportshall, Yr1 cross country; Denver, Yr5 sportshall, Yr6 sportshall; Emneth, Yr6 sportshall; Dersingham, Yr1 tri-golf, Yr3 cross country, Yr6 cross country; Wimbotsham & Stow, Yr4 tri-golf; Docking, Yr6 tri-golf.

Ashwicken, Dersingham, South Wootton Infant, Denver and Sandringham are awaiting the results of the gymnastics challenge.

The West Norfolk School Sport Partnership team continues to support the schools this term by providing challenge activities in fitness, outdoor and adventurous activities, panathlon, personal challenge and leadership, with an aim to keep as many pupils actively engaged, whether it be within school or at home.

There will also be weekly challenges within target activity areas published each week, which can be completed at home – these were due to go live on Wednesday and searchable on the www.westnorfolkssp.co.uk website or via its Twitter account @westnorfolkssp