June 25, 2024

A sizzling day of sport

On a scorching summer’s day, 300 young athletes from our eight Leicestershire secondary schools congregated at Saffron Lane Sports Stadium to compete in the annual Lionheart Games event.

Students - participating either as an individual or in team relays - took part in traditional athletics track and field events including long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, javelin and running races, which ranged from 200m all the way to 1500m. 

With the summer having finally arrived, our young people showcased resilience and determination by competing in warm conditions, as well as demonstrating confidence and impressive athletic abilities. 

On the event, Lionheart PE Lead, Rebecca Ardley, said: “We had an absolutely brilliant day for the Lionheart Games 2024.  

“The sun was shining and the students were absolutely excellent, both when competing in their events and with their conduct and attitude throughout the day. 

“Thank you to the 300 students, 20 sports leaders and many staff from across all the schools for their hard work and energy in making the day such a success!” 

Once again, the collaborative competition was a huge success, uniting students across our Trust through a mutual love of sport. 


2024 Lionheart Games Winners 

Junior Girls – Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College 

Junior Boys – The Cedars Academy 

Inter Girls – Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College 

Inter Boys – The Cedars Academy 

Sportspersonship Cup – Judgemeadow Community College 


Watch our round-up of the event below: