Cedar Road retains Summer Cup title

Pupils from Cedar Road Primary School won their third consecutive title at this year’s David Ross Education Trust (DRET) Summer Cup, a festival of sport that recognises and celebrates the talent and dedication of the Trust’s sporting stars.

Held at the Grantham Meres Stadium, the event was bigger and better than ever, with a star-studded line-up to match. Sports stars in attendance included Roger Black MBE, Colin Jackson CBE, Rebecca Adlington OBE, Mark Lewis-Francis MBE, Marlon Devonish MBE and Beth Tweddle MBE.

The event saw primary academies compete in a number of events, including sportshall athletics, swimming and Quicksticks hockey. Colin Jackson, former Olympic hurdler and BBC commentator, was also on hand to interview the pupils after their events – with footage being played on the largest TV screen in the UK.

For the third year running, Cedar Road Primary School won the primary title, with Fairfield Academy taking silver and Endike Academy in third place.

Colin Jackson said of the day: “I heard a lot of great things about the Summer Cup and I have not been disappointed – it was a magnificent day.

“It was an immense pleasure to meet so many talented pupils who have the same enthusiasm for sport that I did at their age.

“Everyone played their part and tried their absolute best, which is all you can ask for in sport and in life.”

Kay Gerrett, Headteacher at Cedar Road Primary School, commented: “We are all so proud of our pupils for winning the Summer Cup for a third consecutive year.

“Everyone had been working very hard in preparation for this event and they fully deserved the success that came their way.

“All of the children are in such a positive mood and cannot wait to compete again next year!"