Almost 250 students from schools across York's South-Bank Multi Academy Trust came together for a sporting festival.

On Tuesday, June 11, the pupils took part in the Trust's annual SportFest at York Sport Village.

This is the second time that South-Bank Multi Academy Trust (SBMAT) has held the festival, which brings together pupils from Year two through to Year ten.
Pupils from Millthorpe School, York High School, Carr Junior School and Knavesmire, Scarcroft and Woodthorpe primaries, were watched by their families as they took part in bench ball, curling, boccia and dance competitions as well as some more traditional running, throwing and jumping events.
The children competed in York-themed teams: Foss, Minster, Ebor, Jorvik and Ouse - each made up of pupils from each of the six schools.

SportFest returned for a second year (Image: SBMAT)

Year nine Sports Leaders from either Millthorpe or York High School led the activities through the day.
The event culminated in a huge group dance and presentations to the winning team. 
Clare Hardy, SBMAT’s Associate Director of Personal Development and event organiser said: "We’ve all had a brilliant day at SportFest.

"Everyone has had fun, there has been lots of healthy competition and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching our talented pupils enjoy a whole host of sporting activities.

"It’s a real joy to give our pupils a chance to shine at such a large-scale event. They were all amazing!"

Chief Executive of SBMAT, Mark Hassack added: "At South Bank Multi Academy Trust, our pledge is to make sure that children experience excellence every day so that they can achieve the very best outcomes – both academically and in their personal development.

The children competed in York-themed teams - Foss, Minster, Ebor, Jorvik and Ouse  (Image: SBMAT)

"SportFest provides a perfect platform for personal development and for our Trust schools to collaborate and celebrate each other’s achievements.
"The children have put so much effort into the day and I am really proud of how all of our schools have come together.

"I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made SportFest possible, from our event organisers to our colleagues in schools and especially the pupils."

SBMAT was founded in 2016, initially being comprised of Knavesmire Primary School, Scarcroft Primary School and Middlethorpe Secondary School.
The Trust are now looking forward to their ArtsFest which takes place on Tuesday 9 July at York Barbican.