700 students from across the County assembled at the Sands Centre in Carlisle on Wednesday 10th July, to take part in the Cumbria School Games. This was a competition involving each district in Cumbria competing against each other to find an overall district winner for the year. The competition involved events for primary school children and inclusive events for secondary school students. One team is entered from each district in each sport, based on their performance at competitions earlier in the year.
The William Howard School Boccia team put on an amazing performance representing the Carlisle District. After a slow start, losing their first match to Allerdale, they then went on to convincingly win their following four matches against Eden, South Lakes, Furness and Copeland, by ever increasing margins. Another team lost one match and won four, and so the winning team was decided upon based on points scored within the matches. So, as a result of their high points score, the William Howard School team won. This is the third year in a row that a team from William Howard has brought the Boccia trophy home for the school. Congratulations to Oliver Wightman (Year 7), Tom Armstrong (Year 9) and Connor Dixon (Year 10).
Their coach, Mrs Croucher said, “Once again, I would like to say how proud I am of the students involved. They have trained hard both in school and, in some cases, outside of school too, to achieve this success”.