Preston schools took a winning part in the first ever SPAR Lancashire Winter Games.Advertisement
The competition which pits schools across the county against each other saw schools from the city triumph in mixed football, tag rugby and gymnastics.
Olivia Walton from Queen’s Drive Primary School, Fulwood, won the individual gymnastics competition while the rest of her classmates helped her school finish third.
The tag rugby was won by Our Lady & St Edward’s who beat Blacko primary from Pendle with a last minute try thanks to Paddy O’Flaherty.
Moor Park school took the gold medal in the mixed inclusive football by beating nine other teams.
Over 3,000 primary and secondary school children take part in the event which culminated in a final at Stanley Park in Blackpool.
Richard Varey, Chair of the Lancashire School Games organising committee, said: “Congratulation to all those who reached the finals of the SPAR Lancashire Winter Games, we saw some terrific efforts from all who took part, and a big well done to the winners, who can now count themselves as some of the best sports people in the county.
“This is the first year we have held a winter games, and the format change has seen it become bigger and better. The mission of these games is to enable every school and child to be able to participate in competitive sport, including disabled youngsters, and the winter games has shown that we have far exceeded that objective.”
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