STUDENTS from two Bradford schools have been celebrating after being amongst the medals at the West Yorkshire Schools Games summer festival.

A number of schools from across the Bradford district took part, competing for Bradford against children representing the rest of West Yorkshire.

The day of sports action was held at Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus, with around 1,200 young people competing in athletics, tennis, tag rugby, netball, gymnastics, cycling, boccia, new age kurling, and tri-golf.

Bradford picked up two golds and one silver at the games, with Bingley’s Myrtle Park Primary School Year 5 and 6 Netball team claiming victory, along with Woodhouse Grove School’s Year 7 Athletics team.

The cycling team from Years 7 to 9 at Ilkley Grammar School picked up a silver medal in cycling, coming in behind St Thomas a Becket from Wakefield.

The festival was opened by up-and-coming triathlon star Georgia Taylor-Brown, who picked up a silver medal at the World Triathlon Series event in Leeds last month.

Nigel Harrison, chief executive of Yorkshire Sport Foundation, said: “Well done to all the young people who competed in the West Yorkshire School Games summer festival.

“They did themselves and their districts proud, all under the watchful eye of a great team of volunteers and officials.”

Sally Nickson - head of Sport & Active Lifestyles at Leeds Beckett University, added: “Leeds Beckett University is proud to have hosted the West Yorkshire School Summer Games as part of our growing partnership with Yorkshire Sport Foundation – who organised a wonderful sporting event that the region can be proud of.

“It was a privilege to have over 1,200 talented children, teachers, supporters, friends and families take part in the games.”

“I’d also like to thank Leeds Beckett alumna Georgia Taylor-Brown who served as the guest of honour for the games.

“Georgia is an inspiration and captured the hearts of thousands when she came second in the 2018 Leeds World Triathlon Series and I am sure she will have even more success in the future.”

Bradford unfortunately finished at the foot of the medal table, with Kirklees finishing top, followed by Leeds, Calderdale, Wakefield and finally Bradford.

The Schools Games is a National Lottery funded initiative to motivate and inspire millions of children and young people across the county to take part in more competitive school sport.