More than 300 young people took part in the P&G Surrey School Games Winter Festival at Surrey Sports Park on the 11 February. Young people aged between 11 to 16 years battled it out in four separate competitions including archery, Panathlon, indoor rowing and basketball. Students from mainstream, special and independent schools competed trying to win gold.
Some competitions at the festival required qualification through previous rounds whereas others where open entry which schools registered to take part in. The archery competition, which was open entry, took a nail biting twist when the results were announced. There was one point splitting the top three teams, this meant a one shot shoot off was required to determine who would take silver and bronze. Boys from Esher High School and Bishop David Brown stepped up to the challenge with perfect precision, both accurately hitting the bulls eye but Bishop David Brown edged it by millimeters to secure silver, Barfield School took gold.
This is the first ever festival in the P&G Surrey School Games, the summer festival is going to take place on the 27 June which an estimated 1,000 young people will be involved in.
The P&G Surrey School Games is currently in it’s third year, building on the success of London 2012 to encourage and inspire more young people to take part in inclusive sport and art competitions.
For more information and results from the winter festival please visit www.gosurrey.info