GST Hosted the COBIS Primary Games 2017

13/04/2017

 

This week GST hosted the Council Of British International Schools’ Primary Games 2017 for its first time taking place in the UK. The Games brought 17 teams from 12 countries, across 3 continents, to our Stantonbury Campus for three days of exciting action. Teams of 14 students competed in swimming, athletics and football competitions. St Saviours School Ikoyi from Lagos, Nigeria were victorious for the fourth consecutive year.

Each day was hosted in conjunction with local sporting bodies, with the students able to meet and gain advice from world-class athletes and Olympians. Oxford and North Buckinghamshire ASA hosted our Swimming Gala, while Olympic swimmers Joanne Jackson and Joe Roebuck gave poolside pep-talks and photographs. Our athletics competition was hosted by Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics Club, with commonwealth triple-jumper Nathan Fox on hand to officiate the javelin event. MK Dons Sport and Education Trust did a fantastic job of hosting the final football tournament, with paralympic footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton encouraged teams from the halfway line.

GST were very proud to host such a large sporting event for students from across the globe, making use of our excellent sports and leisure facilities at Stantonbury. As part of our Wide Horizon’s agenda we aim for sporting excellence for all our young Griffins and this event has left us full of ideas and anticipation for our next Griffin Sports Festival.

More information on this years COBIS Primary Games hosted by Stantonbury can be found on our Games website https://www.cobisatgriffin.com/ and twitter  https://twitter.com/cobisatgriffin.

If you are interested in supporting our wide horizons agenda, so we can put on as spectacular events for our students please consider donating here https://www.griffinschoolstrust.org/fundraising/. Part of the proceeds will be going to the fantastic work that the NSPCC does, as our preferred charity.

 

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