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Lockdown Sports Encourage Health And Fitness

Somercotes Academy student Libby Davy, who won the Lincolnshire Boccia Blast Competition during lockdown.

Somercotes Academy students were determined to stay active and take part in sporting activities even throughout lockdown.

When the country went into lockdown in March, Active Lincolnshire and the eight SGOs from the School Sports Partnerships of Lincolnshire sprang into action to create a series of competitive opportunities for children and young people across the county to take part in from the safety of their own homes or school settings. 

Keeping children and young people active and engaged with physical activity was the aim, and the response was overwhelming - over 800 entries from 129 different schools, taking part in eight different sporting challenges across an eight week period – Dance, Boccia, Cricket, Athletics, Golf, Running, Tennis and Netball.

Somercotes Academy student Libby Davy threw herself into the challenge, winning the Lincolnshire Boccia Blast Competition and receiving a medal and T-shirt. T-shirts and certificates were also awarded to Jack Pawson, Ella Hudson, Grace McDowall, Delilah Horry and Berrie Scott for their efforts in the Cross Country, Dance and Boccia Competitions.

Chris Prendergast, Curriculum leader for PE, said: “This is just another demonstration of the fantastic effort the students have shown in keeping active and participating whilst representing the Academy throughout this pandemic.”

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green