Lancashire School Games success

AND THE WINNERs ARE: St George's Primary School girls' football team scooped the trophy in the Primary School Games
AND THE WINNERs ARE: St George's Primary School girls' football team scooped the trophy in the Primary School Games

Children from Chorley and South Ribble got into the team spirit as they competed in the Spar Lancashire School Games finals.

During the last few weeks, more than 50 primary and high schools competed against each other at various venues across the county.

The finals brought together people who have an interest in a wide range of sports, including netball, football, handball, rounders, basketball, table tennis and athletics.

The Primary School Games were held at Stanley Park, in Blackpool, with St George’s Primary School, Chorley striking gold as they came first in the girls’ football competition.

Primrose Hill pupils were third in the tri-golf competition.

In South Ribble, Penwortham Girls took part in netball and football, Brownedge St Mary’s competed in wheelchair basketball, Hutton Grammar School in handball and Lostock Hall Academy did well in the table tennis games.

Richard Varey, chair of Lancashire School Games organising committee said: “Congratulations to all the pupils from Chorley, who can count themselves among the highest achievers in the county.”

The secondary schools games took place in Preston’s UCLan Sport’s Arena, going ahead despite torrential rain, and hundreds of spectators turned out to support them.

The games were opened with a brilliant performance from Big Dance 2012, and pupils were also amazed by the skills of the City of Preston Gymnastics Club.

St Michaels CE High School, from, Chorley reached the netball semi-final, beating St Augustine’s from Ribble Valley to gain the bronze medal.

Richard said: “The Lancashire School Games were a huge success, and children from more than 50 schools participated in sport and cultural events.

“The games have been designed to build on the magic of 2012.”