There were celebrations all round as pupils from St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester beat off strong competition from 58 schools to win the annual Key Stage 2 English competition.
Organised by EES for Schools, the team competition has been running for three years and encourages the promotion of English skills as pupils compete against each other to carry out a range of activities around team work and problem solving.
This year 60 teams from Essex took part in local heats before 12 teams took to the stage for the grand final at the Marconi Sports and Social Club on 7 July.
Councillor Ray Gooding, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said: “The Key Stage 2 English competition has shown the breadth of talent we have in our Essex Primary Schools. It is great to see children engaging in learning and the curriculum in a fun yet competitive way, my congratulations to all who took part this year.”
Miss D. Smith, Year 6 Class Teacher and Literacy Leader, St Mary’s School for girls said: “I was delighted to hear how well my school had achieved. It was a great experience for the pupils and encouraged team work which is such an important skill.”
Runners up in the competition were St Peter’s CoE Primary School, Coggeshall, who finished in second place and Lincewood Primary School, Langdon Hills and Boreham Primary School, Chelmsford who finished joint third.