You could bank on school sport week being a hit in West Sussex

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Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week saw the West Sussex West School Sport Partnership lead a number of exciting events.

The first large-scale one was a triathlon, which this year welcomed Year 5, 6 and 10 pupils to increase the field. On a rare dry day, 164 students took part in the individual or relay event. 

The triathlon was an excellent launch to the week, with Lloyds TSB providing free goodies and water to all competitors at the finish line.

Next was the high-standard West Sussex West Super 8 athletics competition.

This gives students the opportunity to experience track and field events.

The winning teams were from Chichester High School for Boys and Bishop Luffa’s girls.

The students also met some ‘Local Heroes’ in an initiative by Lloyds to inspire young people by introducing them to young athletes excelling in their field.

Present were three teenagers who compete at national level, in women’s boxing, canoeing and hockey.

It was a great opportunity for students to talk to the young athletes, get advice and ask questions.

The RFU linked up with the WSW SSP for a national beach rugby competition at West Wittering.

The weather held out as schools and colleges from across the country competed in the sand.

The final saw Chichester College just miss out to a college in Birmingham.

Primary and secondary schools have run various events to support NSSW and World Sports Day.

At The Regis School, the student Olympic committee went out of their way all week inspiring feeder schools.

Students travelled to Nyewood Junior, Rose Green Infant, Rose Green Junior, St Marys and Bartons Infant schools to run activities including mini torch relays, Olympic and Paralympic values festivals and teach the official London 2012 mascot dance.

Hundreds of children said they enjoyed the week.

It’s been another successful year for school sport in West Sussex as staff have used London 2012 to engage and inspire young people across the area.

Now they hope GB competitors in the Games taste similar success.