The annual county sports competition proved to be a resounding success for Team Preston, who brought home a grand total of five medals, including two gold, two silver and one bronze.
The SPAR Lancashire School Games, which celebrated its 10th year, is an annual tournament which sees over 1,600 students from 15 local districts battle it out over a range of sporting disciplines. Local DJ Jordan North hosted the opening ceremony in Stanley park, Blackpool, which included a district parade and an impressive dance performance from the students from Chorley’s Parklands High School.
Team Preston were awarded the following:
St Pius X Preparatory School won gold in mini tennis
St Lawrence Church of England Primary School won gold in tag rugby
The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School won silver in girls’ football
Sherwood Primary School won silver in tri-golf
Sir Tom Finney Community High School won bronze in tee-ball
Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director at James Hall & Company Ltd, said: “It’s fantastic to see how enthusiastic and passionate children across Lancashire are about keeping active and fit.” And Dean Brandwood, school games organiser for Preston, added: As ever, there were some outstanding sporting displays and it was fantastic to see such a positive sporting spirit.”
Congratulations to Burnley, the overall winners of the 2016 Lancashire School Games.