Perfect conditions were enjoyed by participants of the recent Boston Spa Junior Games held at the secondary school.
The event, hosted by the King’s Church, was introduced by Pastor Stephen Thompson and officially opened by the Mayor of Wetherby, Councillor Alan Lamb and saw over 30 youngsters compete in the friendly but competitive non-contact team games such as Danish long ball and non-stop cricket. A spokesman said: “Following last year’s inaugural event, run in conjunction with Higher Sports, a Christian organisation which is part of UK Sports Ministries, organisers were pleased to welcome the primary and first year secondary-age children to the games with one team travelling all the way from Northallerton to take part.”
A local team from St Edwards School, Clifford came out on top and were presented with gold medals by Julie Tree a paralympic swimmer who is partially sighted and has a hearing problem.
“Julie told those present how her Christian faith helped her with the discipline required when training for an event.”
All the children taking part received a certificate and a fish and chip supper followed the medal ceremony to round up the afternoon’s activities.