- 18th Jul 2022 10:09
Students celebrate wins at DRET Summer Cup together with athletes
Secondary school students from 11 secondary academies, all part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET), competed together at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre and stadium just last week.
Students were joined by athletes including the host of the event Kelly Sotherton MBE, Margaret Adeoye, Jonathan Broom-Edwards MBE, Ellie Robinson MBE and Joe Roebuck.
Around 1100 students competed in athletics, tennis, table tennis, swimming and boccia. The athletes supported students throughout the day, with Kelly Sotheron MBE interviewing students as part of a livestream.
Bobby Moore Academy was crowned the overall winners at DRET’s ninth annual Summer Cup, with Malcolm Arnold Academy in second place and Humberston Academy in third place.
Humberston Academy won at swimming as well as table tennis and tennis and Thomas Middlecott Academy came first place in the boccia.
Fairfield Academy won the primary school Summer Cup, which took place separately the week before.
Shane Ward, Director of Sports Enrichment, said:
“This is the ninth annual DRET Summer Cup, and for the first time ever it was split into both a primary and secondary event, meaning over 2000 pupils took part. It was a privilege to see so many pupils competing, representing their academy and enjoying sport.
The Summer Cup isn’t just about winning, seeing the teamwork, camaraderie, resilience and determination from all the pupils throughout the day is what makes the event so impactful and important for the development of our pupils within the Trust”.
Stuart Burns, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said:
“Congratulations to Bobby Moore Academy and to all those involved in the day. It’s wonderful to see such dedication and energy from both pupils and staff.
At DRET, we know that sport doesn’t just bring physical benefits. Sports and games encourage teamwork and improve self-esteem and motivation.
Sport will always be an essential part of life at our academies.”