Borough’s elite to compete in county sports tournament

Harpur Hill Primary's winning golfers
Harpur Hill Primary's winning golfers

Pupils from five High Peak schools are among those to have been selected to compete at the Derbyshire School Games.

The teams will represent their school sport partnership area and compete with almost 1,000 young people from across the county at next Tuesday’s event, which will be held at Trent College in Long Eaton

Inter-school competitions have been taking place to determine which schools will qualify to enter a team to represent their area in either mini tennis, Tri-Golf, Quadkids athletics, cricket, tennis, rounders, touch rugby, Boccia Plus and Sportshall Athletics Plus.

Teams from Harpur Hill Primary School have qualified to compete in mini tennis, Tri-Golf and the Quadkids athletics year five and six competition, while a team from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School has qualified to compete in the Quadkids athletics year seven competition.

Teams from Glossopdale Community College are among those which will compete in the tennis and rounders competitions, while Hope Valley College will compete in the Boccia Plus competition and Buxton Community School will compete in Sportshall Athletics Plus.

County Competition Officer Craig Homer said: “The event will be a great celebration of competitive sport as we near the one-year anniversary from the Olympic Games.

The event is the culmination of the Derbyshire School Games Championships.