On Friday 20th Panathlon visited Marlborough College for the Wiltshire Multi-Sports Panathlon Challenge. 60 children from 5 schools across Wiltshire competed attempting to become this years Wiltshire Champions.
Joining the teams was Kate Grey, GB Paralympic Swimmer who was on hand to help encourage and inspire all the children competing.
There was a very high standard of competition throughout the day with a few memorable highlights. This included the Swindon Team who scored an impressive 289 runs in Table Cricket and West Wiltshire’s very impressive Boccia and New Age Kurling teams, who won all their matches in both sports.
A great day was had all round with the Swindon Team comprising of Brimble Hill & Uplands schools winning the competition with 50 points taking the crown from the 2013 champions West Wiltshire from Larkrise school, who finished a respectable second place with 44 points. For a full set of results see here.
A big thank you goes to the leaders from Marlborough College who did a superb job running the events and encouraging the competitors all day!
Paul Searle, Teacher from Brimble Hill school said, “One of the benefits of Panathlon for our children is that they get taken out of their school environment. They arrive at a different venue to represent their school and play with and against other children. The social side and the interaction that they get from this competition can not be underestimated. Panathlon is not just a sport event, it’s the whole package. The children all go away very happy.”
Swindon (Green Team)- Uplands School & Brimble Hill
West Wiltshire- Larkrise
Mid Wiltshire- Rowdeford & St Nicholas
Swindon- Uplands & Brimble Hill