Children from 12 primary schools in Worthing got a chance to show off their teamwork as they competed in 2017’s legacy games. There were more than 700 students in attendance at the event which took place at the Worthing Leisure Centre on 21 June and included games such as cricket, handball and athletics and boccia games.
Alison Groves, the organiser for the event, described it as wonderful and stated that the children were a real credit to their schools and to themselves. The start of the games was marked with an opening ceremony that featured dancing and a speech from Alex Harmon, the mayor of Worthing.
Year sixes who had attended leadership academy and organised legacy events in their schools were also honoured for their role as ‘legacy leaders’. After that, the games could finally start.
There was plenty of fun to be had and the weather didn’t disappoint other as the sun ensured the conditions were just right as the 12 schools competed against one another in the various events that had been planned. Most of the glory would go to Windlesham House School as several of its year groups emerged triumphant in athletics and this led to them winning the overall athletics prize.
Year six cricket saw West Park School emerge victorious as the year five rounders top spot was claimed by Orchards Community Middle School. Year four pupils competed in handball and once again Orchards would walk away with the top spot and they also did the same in boccia, a game similar to bowls that is designed for adults with special needs and children. Last but not least, Chesswood Junior School emerged triumphant in the team challenges category for year three students.
Speaking about the event, Alison said that the children had a lot of fun during the event and they’d loved it. She also thanked the members of staff who had worked with the children to get them ready.