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Egglescliffe students have celebrated success in a range of recent inclusive sporting events across Stockton.

The events, which are aimed at students across key stage three, have helped give pupils the opportunity to sample competitive sport and to try some sports that they have perhaps not attempted before.

A group of Year 7 pupils excelled in a Boccia tournament in Billingham and enjoyed a strong finish in the event despite it being the first time the majority of the team had taken part. Boccia is a sport very similar to bowls where participants are seated along with the opposition team. Each team takes it in turn to bowl and the team with the most balls nearest the jack at the end gets the points. The pupils enjoyed it so much that the PTA have supported the PE department with buying a Boccia set for the school.

Students have also excelled in the swimming pool at a recent swimming gala at Billingham Forum, aimed at swimmers of all abilities. The year 7 pupils who attended the event were split into two teams, the Egglescliffe Seals and the Egglescliffe Otters, and enjoyed a second and third place finish, getting some wonderful silver and bronze medals.

A range of pupils from across key stage two have also enjoyed a taster session of some different sports at Queens Campus Stockton. The pupils engaged in sports such as football, golf, frisbee and wheelchair basketball and thoroughly enjoyed their day. The event gave them the opportunity to sample sports they may have never tried before in a non-competitive and fun environment.

The events have helped pupils develop their communication and teamwork skill as well as promote and interest and enjoyment in sport and it’s always good to win medals and certificates along the way!