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Chelmsford’s Year 2 students compete in annual Mini-Games sports tournament

19 Jun Chelmsford’s Year 2 students compete in annual Mini-Games sports tournament

Beaulieu, Chelmsford’s vibrant new district which is a 50/50 joint venture between Countryside and L&Q, has teamed up for another year with the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership (CSSP) to sponsor the Mini-Games sports tournament.

Aimed at all Year 2 students in Chelmsford (aged 6 and 7), the annual competition has an Olympic-style format and takes place at the Chelmsford Sport and Athletic Centre. This year, six competitions took place over three dates: Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June.

The results have now been announced, with the following schools coming out on top:
• 1st place – St Johns C of E Primary School
• 2nd place – Great Leighs Primary School
• 3rd place – Great Waltham School

The tournament began following an impressive opening ceremony, which included a marching band and stilt walkers. 43 primary and infant schools attended the event and over 1900 children were present to compete over the three days. In addition to this, 150 young volunteer leaders from Great Baddow High, St John Payne, Boswells Academy and Chelmsford College also played a key role, having been trained to run the activities.

The children collected points following each activity and the relevant scores were then added together and divided by the number of children the school has brought along. By calculating an average, schools both large and small were able to compete fairly against each other.

Andrew Carrington, Managing Director, Housebuilding (Strategic Land) Countryside, comments: “Following our sponsorship of the Superstars Festival earlier this year, it’s been an absolute pleasure to continue working with Sara Robson and her outstanding team to deliver this year’s Mini-Games competition.

Encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle is something that’s very important to us at Beaulieu and we can’t think of a better way of accomplishing this than supporting Chelmsford’s youth and teaching them, from a young age, the value of sports, friendship and healthy competition.”

Craig Luttman, Deputy Group Director of Development and Sales at L&Q, says: “It was fantastic to support the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership with another successful sports tournament. Beaulieu has been designed to provide a range of community, health and sports facilities alongside generous green open spaces.

“L&Q is a charitable housing association, with a track record of investing in the communities we work in. We are proud to support Sara and her team in their work encouraging healthy lifestyles in Chelmsford.”