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Tyne and Wear School Games trampoline finals
Tyne and Wear School Games trampoline finals
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More than 200 pupils took part in the Tyne & Wear School Games Trampoline Finals.

 Ten schools from Sunderland took part in the event at Sandhill View School in the city.

 The competitiors had already seen offcompetition at a local level earlier in the year, guaranteeing their place in the finals.

 Events were held over the day, split into Beginners, Novice, Intermediate and Elite categories, with additional events for school teams.

 Claire Lee, School Games Co-ordinator at Tyne & Wear Sport said: “This event has always proven to be a great success in showcasing the athletic talents of schoolchildren across thecounty.  “

 “We have a lot more School Games events yet to come and if this was anything to go

by it’s going to be an exciting year.

 “The competition has established itself as a major event in the diaries of many schools across the region, and we’re proud to be a part of its success!”

 The School Games is at the heart of the Government’s plan to have every pupil from every school to take part in competitive sport. More than £100 million of Lottery and Government funding is being injected into the School Games between 2012 and 2015.

The School Games events are being delivered by schools, county sports partnerships, school games organisers and other local partners.

  The Sunderland schools taking part were: St Anthony’s Academy; Venerable Bede Academy: Washington School; Farringdon Community Academy: Sandhill View School: Academy 360: Kepier: Biddick Academy :Oxclose Community Academy and

Southmoor Academy.

 Sunderland schools were placed second overall.