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Essex hosts Olympic style superstars event

By Laura Taylor, Mar 6 2019 10:22AM

Chelmsford's year 4 students competed in an Olympic-style sports tournament with New Hall School, Chancellor Park Primary School and St Pius X Catholic Primary School taking the first three places.

Six competitions, 43 schools and 2000 students competed in the tournament organised by the Chelmsford School Sport Partnership.

Sara Robson, school games organiser for the Chelmsford SSP said: “Through the Superstars Festival, we wanted to create an inclusive event where any child can come and compete in a positive environment, while also being encouraged to develop good sporting attitudes.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to support so many young leaders and develop their confidence and skills to lead and officiate. To see such large participation numbers and to develop values such as friendship, determination, courage and respect is one of the partnership’s main aims.”

The Chelmsford School Sport Partnership was launched in September 2003 and, despite Government cutbacks, continues to develop and work with all 61 schools in the area, including eight secondary state schools, two special schools and 50 primary schools.

The organisation is committed to improving sporting opportunities for young people and meeting the new targets for the School Games programme.

It offers support to all schools on competitive high quality PE, leadership opportunities, support for students identified as gifted and talented, coaching, INSET and access to funding.