MORE THAN 1,000 pupils at schools across the district competed against each other in numerous different sports in a summer games event yesterday.

Held at University Academy Keighley, the Bradford Summer School Games involved 85 teams from 55 schools in the district, playing sports ranging from tag rugby to athletics.

Some of the winning teams will now go on to represent Bradford in the West Yorkshire Summer School Games Finals on Friday, July 7.

Despite miserable weather in the run up to the event, one of the biggest in the Bradford school calendar, the rain held off for much of the day.

Winners included Baildon CE Primary which won the under 11 tag rugby, Myrtle Park Primary which won the under 11 High Five netball and Parkside School’s Year 7 pupils who won Super 8 athletics.

Eldwick Primary Year 3 and 4 won their football tournament while Birkenshaw won the Year 5 tournament.

Rachel Hargreaves, one of the event organisers, said: “Everything went ahead despite the weather., and everyone had a great time. We have the summer and winter games every year, and this was our second summer games. It is something we’ll definitely keep doing.”

Other events, including gymnastics and cheerleading competitions had been held in the run up to the games.

The games are part of the National School Games Programme - set up to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.

The local qualifying events held in the five school games areas across Bradford so far have already engaged hundreds of schools and thousands of young people.

The games were supported by a number of partners including Rebels Netball Club, Bradford City FC, Astre Gymnastics Club, The Bulls Foundation, Keighley Cougars, Bradford & Bingley Athletics Club, Keighley & Craven Athletics Club, and the Lawn Tennis Association.