Schools return to battle 

Leila Walker and Bastiaan Banks of Cambridge High School with the Battle of Waipā Trophy. 

The battle of the Waipā high schools saw Te Awamutu College, St Peter’s and Cambridge High back competing on the sporting fields for the first time in four years last week.

It was Cambridge that prevailed, but each school agreed it was more about the opportunity to get together again and let the Year Nine and 10 students get a feel for inter-school competition.

Cambridge High School student sports’ committee spokesperson Jeremy Wright said it was “really great to see the competitive nature coming back into the school and the pride the students have for their schools.”

Senior students from the three schools led the teams and umpired various games and activities.
Students enjoyed the competition.

Sports events included badminton, lacrosse, three x three basketball, rugby sevens, table tennis, Fast 5 netball, volleyball, football and rock climbing.

Cultural events were chess, MasterChef, general knowledge and theatre sports.

Cambridge edged home to win the Battle of Waipā Trophy.

The competition will take place next year in Te Awamutu.

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