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Preston schools to compete in county-wide summer sports competition

Posted on - 8th May, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Schools
Action during the Lancashire Winter Sports Games

Action during the Lancashire Winter Sports Games

Two Preston schools will be representing the city in a county-wide competition.

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Longsands Community Primary School in Fulwood and St Andrew’s School in Ashton will both compete at the Lancashire SPAR Summer Games.

St Andrew’s Primary beat 16 other city schools at girls football to clinch their place.

Longsands booked their position in the finals with a win in the high five netball competition.

The Summer Games come after the success of the Winter Games where 1,300 primary and secondary school pupils took part.

The School Games aim to motivate and inspire youngsters across the UK to take part.

Richard Varey, chair of the Lancashire School Games organising committee, said: “A huge well done to Longsands and St Andrews for being placed the best in the district and good luck to all the pupils taking part in the Summer Games.

“The format change of the games this year has been a huge success so far. Our mission is to make sure that every child at every school is able to take part in competitive sport, and the Winter Games showed that we are succeeding in that objective.

“The Summer Games is expected to be the largest sporting event in the county and we hope to welcome staff, parents, grandparents and friends as children from across Lancashire come together through sport.”

The Games will take place at Stanley Park, Blackpool on Tuesday 2 July.

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