YOUNG people from across the county came together to take part in a day of sport last week in Hereford.

The annual Herefordshire School Games took place at Hereford Leisure Centre and saw hundreds of youngsters take part from schools across the county.

The Herefordshire School Games mascot Moovin’ got young people warmed up at the start of the day and then Ledbury Primary School kicked off the games with a sport themed dance.

Special Olympian Sam Oliver was on hand to inspire the youngsters. Sam, who is from Cradley, gained a silver medal at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in 2015 in equestrian horse matching.

Alongside the competitions running across the site, at the heart of the event was a school games village where young people could fill their spare time between events with a whole timetable of fun activities.

Organised by ignite cic, it gave the young people a chance to try their hand at activities from short mat bowls to archery and yoga to crossfit.

Run by local community sports groups, the activities inspired young people to try different sports as well as promoting an active lifestyle.

In Year 5/6 Rounders Eastnor were first and Mordiford runners up. For Year 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics Hampton Dene took first and Kingsland Primary second. Cradley were champions in Year 3/4 Tennis and Gorsley Goffs runners up. Year 3/4 Tri Golf saw Stretton Sugwas take first and Hampton Dene second. Trinity won in Year 5/6 Cycling with Riverside second, while St Paul's won Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket and Pembridge were runners up. Year 5/6 Tag Rugby saw Ledbury win and Wigmore were runners up. And in Year 3/4 Gymnastics Gorsley were first and Trinity second. In Year 5/6 Boys Football Lord Scudamore were first and Leominster second and in Year 5/6 Girls Football Gorsley Goffs came first and Kingstone second.

In Year 3/4 Lacrosse Clifford won and St Mary’s Credenhill were second and in Year 5/6 Lacrosse Gorsley Goffs took first place and Ledbury were second. In Year 5/6 Quicksticks Trinity took first and Orleton were runners up, while in Year 9 Rounders Wigmore were champions and Lady Hawkins second. In Year 7/8 Softball Earl Mortimer took first prize and Queen Elizabeth were second.

Youngsters received their medals from the Mayor of Hereford Sue Boulter assisted by The Mayor’s Consort David Boulter, chairman of Herefordshire Council Brian Wilcox, Councillor Clive Thomas and Bryan White (Herefordshire Sport).