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GALLERY: Summer School Games at University of Bath - Part 1

Create: 07/06/2016 - 20:15

PICTURES: Andrew Kerslake

The University of Bath Sports Training Village welcomed the South West's top young sporting talent as part of Sport England's School Games Festival.
School pupils from Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucester, who had qualified through previous competitions, took part in the regional event organised by the West of England Sports Trust (Wesport).
The multi-sport day was opened by London 2012 Olympian Georgina Geikie – the only British pistol shooter to have ever won an Olympic quota place and compete in the Olympics.
It is designed to not only offer children the opportunity to thrive in their given sport but also allows them the chance to try different sports through taster sessions including dodgeball, parkour and fencing.
Making use of the various facilities on offer at the STV, children took to the same athletics track used by four recently selected Team GB athletes, the same tennis courts used by Wimbledon ace Anna Smith and the same rugby pitches recently used by England Rugby during the Six Nations.