YOUNG people from across the county ascended on Bromsgrove School to enjoy a sport-packed day at the annual Worcestershire Summer School Games.

More than 1,000 children, ranging in age from seven to 18, battled it out for the title of school games champion in eight different sports – cricket, rounders, tri golf, boccia, archery, swimming, lacrosse and athletics.

The youngsters represented both their school and their district in the School Games, with the county divided up into Redditch, North Worcestershire, Droitwich and Worcester City, South Worcestershire, Worcestershire West and Wyre Forest.

Kidderminster's Baxter College tasted success in the key stage three boccia with the school's boys team taking first place ahead of the girls team.

Stourport Primary School's B team took the key stage two boccia title ahead of Redditch's Batchley First School, while Hagley were victorious in the year four mixed kwik cricket, as well as the year five/six tennis.

St Bede's Catholic Middle School in Redditch claimed gold in the year seven/eight super six athletics and Ridgeway Academy won the key stage two archery.

Kidderminster's Holy Trinity School took the year five/six swimming title, while St Andrew's CE First School in Barnt Green claimed a win in the year three/four tennis.

Organised by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the games were supported by young leaders from local schools, colleges and universities across Worcestershire aiming to develop leadership skills including officiating and event organisation.

Stephen Brewster, chief executive officer of the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: "We always look forward to the Worcestershire School Games, the initiative presents a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire our young people to take part in more competitive sport.

"Celebrating sport, competition and teamwork are at the heart of the festival, encouraging young people to reach their full potential."

The youngsters were also treated to a special visit from Annasley Park, a member of the Great Britain Track and Road Cycling Academy Programme.