Bempton school are celebrating after beating off stiff competition from other schools and winning the first ever Benchball tournament.
Teams from Burlington (two teams), Flamborough, and Our Lady and St Peter (two teams), took part in the event at Burlington school.
After several rounds of games, Bempton ran out the eventual champions, winning all five games played in the tournament.
Bempton school P.E Co-ordinator Jeanette Almond was delighted at the result: “This is the first Benchball tournament that we have taken part in as a school – but it has been part of our curriculum for the last 6 years.”
“As we are a smaller school, it is all the more impressive as we are limited for numbers.” added Jeanette.
The competition was run in conjunction with Tigers Trust, who also run soccer schools and multi-skill activities at schools and various venues across the East Riding.
The Tigers Trust was founded in 1990 as part of Hull City in the Community. It was rebranded in 2007 and is now run as a charitable concern delivering sportsmanship, teamwork, attitudes, respect, and responsibility.
“The children have been practising in curriculum time and their playtimes and been discussing tactics, positions and chose their captain themselves.” Explained Jeanette.
She added: “The sports premium has enabled us to really promote and enhance sport in small schools and we are now working towards our third ‘gold’ School Games Mark award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive