Over a thousand young people from across Devon braved freezing conditions on 27th March to shine at the Devon Winter School Games, part of the national Sainsbury’s School Games, held at the University of Exeter.
9 sports were on offer and Ilfracombe Arts College was represented at the Games by Ralph Chesworth, Henry Drummond, Joe Lambell, Will Berry and Sam Bates who competed as a team in the Table Tennis. The boys had earned their place in the county finals by winning the regional inter-school qualifying competition to represent North Devon in Exeter.
With 14 teams from around Devon competing, the Ilfracombe College team took control of the competition from the off, winning every heat and storming in to the semifinal. The final itself was a North Devon affair with Ilfracombe College taking on Pilton and battling hard to come out on top and take the gold medals.
A huge congratulation goes to our victorious team!