The following schools from across the city ignored the elements and boarded their buses to make the journey:
Kenton, Gosforth Central Middle, St Cuthbert's, Gosforth Junior Academy, Gosforth Academy, Benfield, Heaton Manor and St Mary's.
The Key Stage 3 Badminton has been well attended in recent years and yesterday's event was no different with 13 teams participating and the standard was really high.
As a result of the fantastic sign up and turn out 3 groups were set up and every team played everyone in their group once. Staff and participants alike threw themselves into the busy schedule and simply got on with getting down to business.
One thing that's stood out to the School Games team this year has been the atmosphere at every event to date; the Sportshall events were really loud and electric and the Table Tennis last week and the Badminton yesterday had a more relaxed whilst competitive feel about them. Participants were certainly focused and dedicated to performing to the best of their ability and more importantly displayed some great values such as sportsmanship and respect.
Following the group stages winners and runners up progressed to the next round; group winners went on to play each other once and ultimately decide who took home the Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates whilst runners up did exactly the same to decide final placings after the podium finishers.
The final games were hotly contested and participants continued to perform and conduct themselves brilliantly; and the final standings were
GOLD - Benfield
SILVER - Gosforth Central Middle A
BRONZE - St Cuthbert's A
4th - Gosforth Junior Academy A
5th - Gosforth Central Middle B
6th - Heaton Manor
Congratulations to absolutely everyone who took part yesterday, with a special mention for Benfield and Gosforth Central Middle School who are invited to represent Newcastle at the Level 3 School Games event early next year.
Finally huge thanks to Walbottle Campus for hosting the event and all those teams who braved the anticipated traffic issues and weather to attend the competition, which was appreciated very much by the School Games Organising Team.