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Clenchwarton Primary School

Golf event goes with a swing

Our young golfers joined those from two other primary schools at an event organised by St Clement’s High School.

The School Sports Partnership Tri-Golf Festival was hosted by Walpole Cross Keys Primary School, whose pupils were joined by those from Clenchwarton and West Lynn.

Children from Years 1 to 4 took part in the afternoon, which saw them divided into teams to enjoy a range of golf-related games and activities, overseen by Schools Sports Coordinator Tracey Bower, from St Clement’s.

“Walpole hosted the Tri-Golf Festival on behalf of the St Clement’s cluster for pupils in Years 1 & 2 and 3 & 4,” explained Billy Overton, Assistant Headteacher at Walpole Cross Keys.

“The Golf Festival is called a festival as it’s non-competitive without an overall winner. It’s called ‘tri-golf’ as there are only three things needed – clubs, balls and course.

“The children undertook a range of chipping and putting games and completed their scorecards for their own personal interest, as there were no winners or losers.”

“The event was held on our school field at Walpole Cross Keys,” he continued. “Teams were of ten, although Walpole was a little higher, so there were between 70 and 80 pupils.

“Carol Jones, Class 2 teacher, led the teams for Walpole, along with two of our teaching assistants, Katy Shingles and Dawn Adams.”

St Clement’s High School, Walpole Cross Keys, Clenchwarton, and West Lynn are all members of the West Norfolk Academies Trust.

It was the first time Walpole Cross Keys had hosted the annual event – although the school had prepared its pupils.

“We have been running after-school and lunchtime golf activities, so we hoped Walpole would have the edge,” added Mr Overton.

“We are surrounded by three great golf clubs in King’s Lynn Golf Club, Middleton Hall Golf Club, and Tilney Eagles Golf Club, and we hope to have inspired our pupils to take the sport further and show an interest in some of the local facilities.”