We’re thrilled that hundreds of school pupils will benefit from new PE equipment after the Sports for Schools and East Anglian Daily Times token collect. More than 130 schools took part in the campaign to win a share of £20,000 to buy new equipment and keep their children active and healthy. After over 1 million tokens were counted, Eyke Primary School was announced as the winner, winning £5,000. Wood Ley Primary School in Stowmarket finished second, winning £3,000 and Occold Primary School near Eye took third place to receive £2,000.
GB Hurdler Serita Solomon visited Eyke Primary School to announce they had won the competition and did a fantastic Q&A with the children as well as giving some of the school’s budding hurdlers some of her top tips! Mrs Scurrell the Head Teacher said “We were very excited to find out we were the winners, and it is down to the fantastic support that we had from our parents and friends in the community. We don’t have any concrete plans yet on how to spend it, but we will make sure that sport continues to be one of our areas of focus because we believe that physical exercise is just as important as academic excellence”.
Davies Sports share the same passion with Sports for Schools to improve physical health through more sports in schools, knowing that it develops confidence, social skills and teamwork, as well as significantly improving academic results. Davies Sports will be supplying the equipment voucher to the schools that raise money for PE Equipment through the Sports for Schools scheme, as well as offering a 10% discount on future orders for 12 months after the event.
Beth Tarry, Marketing Manager for Davies Sports commented; “Fun and engaging physical activity in school is often the first step to a lifelong love of sport. That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with Sports for Schools who not only provide inspiring events but also help schools fundraise to create a lasting legacy. We’re proud that our equipment will play a part in developing social skills, academic achievement and get children more active.”
Michael Ledzion, Chief Sportivater of Sports for Schools, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Davies Sports: together we’ll greatly enhance the value that schools receive from taking part in a Sports for Schools event. More sports equipment for more schools to encourage more physical activity and continue the 2012 legacy. It’s all part of our ambition to put physical health on a par with academic excellence in schools – because it’s healthy, and improves children’s academic results.”