Published: Monday, 22nd July 2019

The annual Royal Borough of Greenwich Sportathon was held at the end of June for Primary Schools across the borough.

This year, 65 schools took part in week-long celebration of sport, competing for the prestigious ‘Sportathon winner’s shield’.

Over the course of the week, more than 2,000 children participated in four activities at Sutcliffe Park Multi Sports Centre, including athletics, big dance, multi-sport target skills and a scooter relay.

Sportathon was established in 2006 and has become a much-loved annual event for young children across the whole of Royal Greenwich. There are four rounds of competition and each school is split into four groups, taking part in each activity for 30 minutes. Once all activities have taken place, scores are added and the top three schools return on the Friday for the final. This year’s winner was Horn Park Primary School who took home the ‘winner’s shield’.

The Sportathon forms part of our wider strategy to inspire young people to take part in sport, enjoy sport and to make sport and physical activity a central part of their lives.