Bryony brings touch of Rio to school games
Olympic medallist Bryony Page was on hand to inspire almost 2,000 young people at the recent South Yorkshire School Games winter festival.
The Rio 2016 trampolining silver medallist opened the multi-sport event at the English Institute of Sport, where schools from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield competed for the title of county champions in eight different sports.
It was the largest South Yorkshire festival since the School Games were introduced in 2012 and saw Sheffield schools come out on top with 13 gold medals, nine silver medals and 11 bronze.
Rotherham schools left with five golds, four silvers and five bronzes, Doncaster schools with three gold, five silver and four bronze, and Barnsley schools with two gold, five silver and three bronze medals.
The event, sponsored by The Education Network, began with an Olympic-style opening ceremony which included performances from the City of Sheffield Gymnastics Club. 95 teams then competed in everything from gymnastics and cheerleading, to boccia and New Age Kurling.
Bryony said: “The participation level was incredible. Having all abilities and being inclusive is a very big deal and is very special. It’s great that everybody came together.”