Pupils compete for the DRET Primary Cup

Friday, March 24, 2017

Primary pupils from across the David Ross Education Trust competed to be crowned champions of the DRET Primary Cup 2017.

Two separate contests were held, one for northern and one for southern primary academies, where pupils competed in football and netball tournaments in an attempt to take home the prestigious title.

A number of sporting stars attended both events to cheer on the pupils including England netball player Natalie Panagarry, ex professional footballer Darren Purse, and former England International midfielder Sue Smith.

Football freestyler, Dan Magness, wowed crowds during an impressive opening ceremony.

Alex Green, Primary Sports Enrichment Co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted that our pupils were able to spend time with these sports icons and learn new tips from them.

“The children were encouraged to perform to their best ability and opportunities like this help to spur our pupils on to reach their potential. ”

Both contests hosted tough competition but it was Cedar Road Primary School who took home the south title for the third consecutive year, and Wold Academy came top in the north.

Sporting events like this support the Trust’s aim to increase physical activity in primary schools.

Alex Green added: “Sport is such an significant part of our pupils’ lives. Not only does it encourage teamwork, but also teaches children about winning and losing, commitment and building friendships.

“It is truly exhilarating to see the pupils compete with such pride and passion, it is a real testament to the Trust’s hard work in organizing these events.

“Congratulations to all our winners, everyone who took part should be extremely proud of their efforts and achievements.”

Many thanks to Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton and Havelock Academy in Grimsby for hosting these incredible events.