Sporty sixth form college students are celebrating a top performance at a festival.

Leyton Sixth Form College (LSC) finished third in the Host Borough Inter College Sports Festival after a week of fierce sporting competitions.

LSC triumphed in two sporting categories: men’s basketball and mixed badminton, and secured second place in women’s trampolining.

The Inter College Sports Festival is a sports participation and volunteering initiative where students from each of the nine participating colleges have the opportunity to compete in a series of free sporting competitions.

During the festival, 70 LSC students competed against other colleges, including; Newham College of Further Education, Greenwich Community College, BSix Sixth Form College, Newham Sixth Form College.

This year’s Inter College Sports Festival was the biggest since its inception three years ago, with LSC participating for the first time. LSC hosted activities on day 4, where participants from six colleges competed in a mixed badminton tournament.

Amy Rogers, PE and Sports coordinator, said: “Every LSC student represented the college proudly and displayed great sportsmanship, respect, enthusiasm and commitment to their opponents and their chosen sports.”

The Festival has been granted the InspireMark; the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme, which recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Seb Coe, chairman of London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: “The Inter College Sports Festival is encouraging young people to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as LSC we are delivering on our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost young people’s participation in sport.”

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