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Sports stars turn out for Grantham sports day

Pupils from across The David Ross Education Trust were inspired by top athletes last week when they took part in the seventh annual Summer Cup at The Meres.

The event was held at The Meres and saw 1,500 students aged from eight to 19, from 33 academies participate in events including swimming, table tennis, athletics and hockey in a bid to secure the prestigious Summer Cup 2019 title.

Charles Read Academy and Ingoldsby Academy were the local schools taking part.

The event was supported by GB legends and elite athletes Jenny Meadows, Margaret Adeoye, Marlon Devonish and Joe Roebuck, all of which have represented team GB at an Olympic Games, and boast an array of medals between them. While BBC commentator and former Olympic Hurdler and world record holder Colin Jackson CBE returned to host the event for his third year.

Colin said: “It’s a pleasure to be invited back again for another year. I love attending and being able to see so many pupils enjoying and excelling in sport, whilst supporting one another and giving their all for their school and team mates. I’m already looking forward to next year and seeing how the pupils have progressed.”

The secondary school winner was Malcolm Arnold Academy and the winners of the Primary Cup this year was Bringhurst Primary School.

Charles Read Academy won the Boccia competition.

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