Future sports stars compete at 52nd Annual Richmond Primary School Sports day

Release Date: 09 June 2017

St James’s Primary School in Twickenham was the big winner at the 52nd annual London Borough of Richmond Primary School Sports day at St Mary’s University on Wednesday (7 June).

Sprints, relays and standing long jump were some of the events on offer, with nearly 600 year 6 children from schools across the borough taking part. Also competing was Team 1000 made up of students with physical and learning difficulties from various primary schools and our borough special schools.


A lovely sunny day allowed our future sporting stars the opportunity to mix and mingle and show off their sporting skills on St Mary’s University professional sports track.


The team from St James’s Primary School took out the overall prize for their sporting prowess and will go on to represent the borough in the 2017 London Youth Games.


Deputy Mayor, Cllr Benedict Dias, said:


“It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic participants at the Primary School Sports Day. They displayed a healthy competitive edge and team spirit in supporting their respective schools. A huge congratulations to the winners St James’s and to all those who took part, particularly Team 1000!”

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Reference: P255/17

Updated: 30 June 2017