Shenfield High School welcomed six local schools in the morning and six in the afternoon for a double header Xtend competition on Tuesday (23 April) which involved nearly 100 competitors over the day.

First off were teams from Anglo European, Grays Convent High, Grove House, Passmores Academy, The Boswells School and Westcliffe High School who competed over eight sporting activities – managed by the excellent Young Leaders from Shenfield High School.

>> Check out pictures from the double header at Shenfield High School here <<

In a very close competition, Grove House Special school in Brentwood took home the honours ahead of Westcliffe in second place and Boswells, who went home with bronze medals.

Miss Whitlock from Anglo European School said: “This event has been absolutely fantastic! The enthusiasm from the student leaders has been really impressive and our students have loved every minute!”

Hannah, a young competitor, said: “These are really fun activiities that you don’t get to do in PE.”

Heidi from the winning school, Grove House, said: “This is my first time and I’ve had a great time. I would love to come back.”

In the afternoon, host school Shenfield High competed, whose team included Lucas White who has followed up his recent successes competing in bowling and swimming, with a multi-sports competition on home soil.

One of the teachers with Shorefields School in Clacton said: “We’ve had a fantastic day. All the young leaders were very friendly and happy to help us. Well done Shenfield High School!”

After a very tight competition, St. Martins School from Brentwood emerged as overall winners. Miss Woolley said: “All our students really enjoyed the event. They had a fantastic day and loved every minute!” Charlie, one of the St, Martins competitors added: “It’s been a brilliant experience and I enjoyed every bit of it!”

We would like to thank our hosts Shenfield High School, Fiona Arnold the from the School Sports Partnership, Gill Newlyn Youth Sport Trust’s Inclusion Lead for Essex and Active Essex for their support! And a special thank you to Daisy one of the young leaders that helped write this news report!