Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

It was an action packed day of hockey as the South Cambs School Sports Partnership welcomed a record entry of 45 teams into their annual Year 5/6 Quicksticks Hockey competition. The competition took place at Comberton VC.

Teams from the 27 schools taking part were organised with their A teams playing in a Cup competition and schools B and C teams playing in a Plate competition. Teams then played in a round robin format, playing all of the other schools in their ‘pool’ in quick 7 minute matches.

The event was part of the county wide School Games programme with the top 4 schools qualifying to represent South Cambs SSP at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough School Games Spring Festival on Thursday 22nd March where they will take on the winning schools from Cambridge, East Cambs & Fenland, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.

There were plenty of competitive matches and close scoring games across the 6 pitches as the Year 5 & 6 children gave it their best effort to do well for their school team. At the end of all of the matches which were umpired superbly by the sports leaders from Comberton Village College, Swavesey A team won their ‘pool’ overall and qualified for the county finals!

Well done to Sebastien, Dexter, George, Maria, Gracie and Jennie.


In the plate competition, the B and C teams from Swavesey both played superbly and both came 2nd in their ‘pool’ of games overall. Well done to you all for a great team effort.

Well done to Year 5 Bailey who won a water bottle, in the target shooting competition, with the highest score of the morning.

‘’Quicksticks is a great introductory version of the sport with children playing in 4-a-side mixed teams. There are no goalkeepers and the game uses a slightly bigger and lighter ball. All of which makes the game more accessible to primary schools and much more fun and enjoyable for the children with lots of end to end action and generally plenty of goals."






New Age Kurling Tournament

The South Cambs School Sports Partnership recently hosted its first ever New Age Kurling competition and the event was a great success. Teams of children from 8 schools took part in the event which was hosted at Bassingbourn Village College and organised on the day by an excellent group of sports leaders from the college.

New Age Kurling is an exciting target game with teams playing a tactical game of position with the stones. Adapted from the original curling game played on ice the sport is play indoors on a smooth flat surface, such as a sports hall, making it perfect for able bodied and disabled people of all ages.

Three teams of 2 players from Swavesey took part in the event which was played over 8 courts. Teams played in a round robin format and took on the other schools in their group. Players took it in turns to push their stones along the ground towards the target with the idea being to get as many stones closer to the centre of the target than their opponents.

Winners on the day were presented with medals and included one of the Swavesey teams, so well done Daniel and Harry. ‘Spirit of the Games’ awards were also given out and Sophia and Poppy were nominated and received a water bottle each.

Mrs Turian purchased a trophy for the school cabinet, to celebrate entering the first ever Kurling competition, but also presented each team member with a medal and certificate of their own.

This is what some of the children had to say about the event:

Max, Year 5: It was really good fun, I enjoyed it a lot and would go again. I think I got better at the kurling and I liked playing other schools. I liked wearing the school team kit as well.

Poppy, Year 4: I was a little worried about going but I thought it was really fun and wasn’t nervous anymore. I would definitely go again if I could. I also won a water bottle for the spirit of the games.

Finley, Year 6: I really loved going as I haven’t represented the school before. I was really pleased to be chosen to go as I was the only Year 6 and was paired with Max in Year 5. Mrs Turian made me team Captain too. We really did get much better at hitting the targets during the afternoon. I’m really glad I went.

You can see photos of the tournament here.

Wimpole Cross Country Competition

On Tuesday 28th November, 80 children from Year 3-6 competed in the ‘LARGE’ School Sports Partnership Cross Country Competition, at Wimpole Hall Estate, with smaller schools competing in March. This allowed extra schools to enter this year making a finals competition unnecessary.

Running conditions were a little muddy underfoot but the course held out for the 800 runners competing in this annual event, over a 1600m long course.

The atmosphere was amazing with all runners being cheered at the start and finish by fellow pupils, staff and parents that had come along to spectate.

The top three placed runners in each school team scored for their team but individuals could also compete for one of the top 3 medal winning positions in the race!

In Year 5/6 team competition Swavesey won the trophy gaining the title of South Cambs Champions. 1st and 3rd place in both the boys and girls Year 5 team competition helped them secure success.

The individual medal winning runners in Year 5 were: BOYS 1st Ivan and 3rd George 

: GIRLS 1st Evie and Sheila 

In the Year 3 / 4 team competition again the top 3 placed finishers for each school counted. This year Swavesey came third place with amazing runs with some Top 3 individual medal winners:

Year 3 BOYS: 2nd Finley Year 3 GIRLS: 3rd Imogen 

Year 4 BOYS: 1st Thomas 2nd George  3rd Edward 

Congratulations to Year 6 , Sasha, who received an individual award for showing School Games Values of DETERMINATION throughout the competition and finishing in 9th Place overall.

Have a look at our photos here.

Click here to see the South Cambs website details.




We are delighted to announce that our school will be participating in a new exercise initiative called The Golden Mile. The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health initiative aiming to inspire and encourage the school community through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement, raising money and school competition.


Every pupil can choose to run, jog, or simply walk and chat to their friends whilst travelling around the Golden Mile track either during school hours, as part of a break time activity or as an after school club.


We’ve challenged the pupils to complete a total of 50 golden miles by the end of the year.

Certi­ficates for 10 Miles (Bronze), 25 Miles (Silver) and 50 Miles (Gold) are awarded to children as they progress. For those who want to challenge themselves further, 75 Miles (Emerald), 100 Miles (Ruby) and 150 Miles (Diamond).


“The Golden Mile represents an excellent opportunity for primary school children of all abilities to get fit and be active. The project is simple, effective and accessible to all schools, children and parents. It really is an innovative and interesting project that will be embraced by both children and schools.” The Golden Mile Ambassador, Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew MBE

Pupils can monitor their distances on their classroom wall chart and will receive their certificates in a special celebration assembly.

 South Cambs School Sports Partnerships Cross Country competition

On 29th November children in year 3,4,5 and 6 entered a cross country competition at Wimpole Hall Estate. They had a brilliant day and performed exceptionally well.  Click here to find out more!

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