STAR MAT Sports Cup

10 Aug 22

Selby-based Brayton CE Primary School crowned the overall winners of ‘STAR MAT Sports Cup’

More than 100 local primary school children competed in inaugural athletics event

Dozens of Year 5 children from across nine local primary schools came together last week to take part in a special sporting event which saw them compete in a range of athletics themed activities including hurdles, standing long jump and the 70m sprint.

Organised by The STAR MAT, a multi-academy trust made up of eleven schools in Sherburn, Tadcaster and Selby, more than 100 pupils attended the inaugural ‘STAR MAT Sports Cup’ which was hosted by the Year 9 Sports Ambassadors from Tadcaster Grammar School.

While many of the children came away with multiple medals, Brayton CE Primary were crowned the overall winners and presented with the STAR MAT Sports Cup.

Ian Yapp, CEO of STAR MAT, said: “This was an incredibly special event which saw pupils from across the Trust come together for the first time in more than two years because of the pandemic.

“The STAR MAT Sports Cup has long been an ambition of ours, and it was a truly fabulous afternoon with the children not only demonstrating excellent sporting ability, but also team camaraderie, enthusiasm, and respect for each other. 

“A big well done to all of the pupils, and special congratulations to Brayton CE Primary.

“Our thanks also go to Mr Pennock, Assistant Curriculum Team Leader PE at Tadcaster Grammar School, and the Year 9 Ambassadors who organised an immensely enjoyable and successful afternoon.

“We hope this is the first of many more such events to come.”

Established in 2018, The STAR MAT’s aim is to create outstanding education within its academies to enable every young person to realise their full potential.

The Trust’s primary schools include Appleton Roebuck Primary School, Brayton CE Primary School, Kellington Primary School, Kirk Fenton CE Primary School, Monk Fryston and Saxton Federation of CE Primary Schools, Riverside Primary School, Sherburn Hungate Primary School and South Milford Primary School.