Pupils from North Yorkshire independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor swept away tough competition to take top place in an inter-schools rounders competition.
More than 130 girls from 10 different schools from across the region descended on Queen Margaret’s School at York for their Second Annual Junior Rounders Tournament.
Competitors had travelled to the competition from as far afield as Lancashire, Lincoln and Scarborough as well as Harrogate and York.
A team of pupils from Belmont Grosvenor School, based at Swarcliffe Hall, Birstwith, near Harrogate, were crowned the U9 champions, while the team from Terrington Hall, York, took the U11 trophy.
As well as the rounder’s events, the tournament included an Olympic challenge for the young athletes, with each school representing a different Olympic team, and competing in a range of events including a tug of war, relay race and obstacle course.
Belmont Grosvenor School, along with its Magic Tree Nursery, is set in 20 acres of countryside on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, and caters for children from three months to 11 years. Children take part in a wide range of sports, including swimming, pop lacrosse, rugby, cricket and tag rugby.
Gillian Furniss, PE teacher at Belmont Grosvenor School said the pupils had enjoyed the day and were delighted to have been crowned rounder’s champions.
The team played extremely well together and thoroughly enjoyed their day and taking part in the inter-schools event.