ATHLETICS: Tattershall students compete with pride

BWA students pose with TV star Gabby Logan.
BWA students pose with TV star Gabby Logan.

Barnes Wallis Academy students competed with pride and took home a number of medals from the David Ross Education Trust Summer Cup event at Grantham.

Special guests Denise Lewis OBE, Gabby Logan and former Scotland Rugby international Kenny Logan were there to cheer on competitors at the sporting event, which brought together 1,500 students from more than 30 academies across the network.

A host of Olympic and Commonwealth athletes also cheered on competitors at the annual event, which saw students take part in a range of sports from athletics and swimming, to table tennis and boccia.

The competition encourages students to reach their sporting potential, by playing their part and cheering on their team-mates.

There were some fantastic personal bests from the Tattershall academy students. These included two gold medals for Callum Winchester-Wright for 100m and 200m, a gold for Jack Richardson in the javelin, Emily Masters in the 100m, Callum Roger in the 400m, and the Year 10 boys in the 4x100m relay.

Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis said she was honoured to be part of such an inspiring event: “Being exposed to sport at a young age is so important and I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I had not been involved in sporting activities.

“What’s great about the Summer Cup is that by bringing these academies together they have the opportunity to experience a high level of competition.”

As well as meeting the Olympic champion, students also had the opportunity to be interviewed by former gymnast and renowned TV presenter Gabby Logan.