So, we have just spent a weekend away in Harrogate as part of the terrific Airecon Games Convention, a friendly open gaming event that's rapidly growing in popularity.
Accompanying us on our first day were 47 local school children, who along with their teachers, came to compete in our Inter-School Games Tournament.
A competition with something for everyone! We ensured we had a range of games that would appeal, irrespective of the sort of games you enjoy.
We had a super maths game “Savvy” where prediction and probability plus a bit of luck could earn you points to win the game. Do you play or do you pass and give the next player something to think about?
We had the wonderful word game Bananagrams Junior. Be the first to use all your letters in a connected word grid without a spelling mistake, proper noun or abbreviation?
We also included the fantastic and mesmerising shape game Polyssimo, to test patience and concentration.
Our final game was Grabolo, a game to test those reflexes and perception. Who has the best eyes and the fastest hands?
The schools that took part were, Rossett Acre, Coppice Valley, Skelton Newby Hall, Woodfield Primary, Staveley Community and Kirk Hammerton all of which had selected a couple of teams to represent their school. Yes, there were prizes to be won but the aim of the day was to have lots of fun!
The competition was close but in the end this year’s winning team came from Rossett Acre School who came out on top and took the winning trophy. Max W from Rossett Acre took the title of highest scoring individual player. Congratulations young man!
The sea of smiles was a sure sign that everyone involved had a great time. Here's just some of the other teams:
After such a fantastic day, we look forward to returning to Harrogate and working with the Rossett Acre teams and their friends soon...
... and of course if you would like more information on how to go about organising your very own Inter-School Games Tournament, get in touch!