Cedar Road retain the DRET Spring Cup

Pupils and staff at Cedar Road Primary School have been celebrating after they were crowned champions of the DRET Primary Spring Cup 2017.

Competing against twelve other primary academies from across the Trust, pupils went head-to-head in football and netball matches in the hope of bringing home the trophy.

A number of sporting stars were in attendance to support and cheer on the pupils, including England netball player Natalie Panagarry, ex professional footballer Darren Purse, and England International midfielder Sue Smith.

Football freestyler, Dan Magness, wowed crowds during an impressive opening ceremony at the Malcolm Arnold Academy.

Young athletes gave it their all in an attempt to win the competition, but it was Cedar Road who secured the top spot for the third consecutive year.

Rebecca Steed, Executive Principal at Cedar Road Primary School, said: “To retain the cup for this length of time is a fantastic achievement for our pupils.

“I am so incredibly proud of all their efforts and look forward to seeing their continued success at future sporting events.”

Sporting events like this support the Trust’s aim to increase physical activity in primary schools.

Lauren Daly, Primary Sports Enrichment South Co-ordinator, said: “Sport is such an important part of our pupils’ lives. Not only does it encourage teamwork, but also teaches children about winning and losing, commitment and making friends. 

“It is truly exhilarating to see the pupils compete with such pride and passion, it is a real testament to the Trust’s hard work in organizing these events”.