Four years ago, Great Britain feared they would never cope with hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games but they ended with success for the country. Three weeks before the 2016 Rio Olympics Moulton College was proud to host the Summer School Games alongside the Northamptonshire Sports Partnership.
Over 200 teams from across the region descended on the College campus to take part in one of the biggest sports events the Partnership has seen so far. 1,600 participants worked hard to compete in a number of events to take home the glory.
The teams were split into area; Kettering in red, Northampton wore green, South Northants and Daventry wearing purple and the Wellingborough and East Northants team took part in blue.
Working hard for each other, the teams were tasked with competing in a wide range of events to take home the trophy for their team.
Principal of Moulton College Stephen Davies started the event with an opening statement wishing all the teams luck in their sports. He said “Moulton College is proud and grateful to assist the students in this event and we really hope that some of you will be inspired to great achievements. With the Rio Olympics so close to us, we hope you take part and look up to your heroes, try your best and succeed.”
Olympic swimming athlete Grant Turner was also at the event, inspiring students to work hard for their team and take pride in their success.
For the first time this year, the School Games played host to an exclusive Change 4 Life Zone. The zone was for the schools that have launched their own Change 4 Life club that sees 100 children participating in activities that will encourage them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.