Clarke wins bronze at UK School Games

Sam Clarke and Annie Dalton represented Oakham School at the UK School Games EMN-140917-132625001
Sam Clarke and Annie Dalton represented Oakham School at the UK School Games EMN-140917-132625001
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Two pupils from Oakham School represented the region at the UK School Games this summer.

The four-day event, held in Manchester, is a national multi-sport competition for elite young athletes from across the UK.

Sam Clarke, 16, from Oakham, had a fantastic end to his athletics season, taking home a bronze medal in the hurdles in his first major podium finish of his career.

Annie Dalton played at centre half in the hockey competition.

Sam was given his medal by gold medal-winning Olympic sprinter Jason Gardener.

Clarke said: “He congratulated me and wished me all the best for the winter season. It was a real honour to meet him and for him to be the one to present me with my medal.”