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Team Preston do us proud at the Lancashire School Games

Posted on - 10th July, 2017 - 6:17pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Schools
Alex Morris - part of the gold medal winning team from Broughton High School
Alex Morris – part of the gold medal winning team from Broughton High School

Pupils from Preston schools notched up six medals in the Lancashire School Games.

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More than 2,000 students from schools across 15 districts in Lancashire competed in the country finals.

Held at Blackpool’s Stanley park and sponsored by retailers SPAR the Preston schools finished third to Team Chorley.

Broughton High School won the gold in girls’ athletics and bronze in boy’s athletics.

Elsewhere, Longsands Community Primary School pupils netted silver in high five netball, Queen’s Drive Primary School pupils won gold in gymnastics and Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School pupils scored silver in tri golf.

Katie Mann from Queen's Drive school doing her gymnastics
Katie Mann from Queen’s Drive school doing her gymnastics

Sir Tom Finney Community High School pupils added to the medal tally with a bronze in tee-ball.

School games organiser for Preston Harriet Ascroft said: “The SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals event is the highlight of the county’s school sports calendar and this year didn’t disappoint, with fantastic performances in all sports and it was brilliant to see the children giving it their all.

“I’d like to thank the volunteers and school games makers without whose support the county finals wouldn’t be possible, and a huge well done to Preston pupils for doing our district proud.”

The in form Broughton girls athletics team
The in form Broughton girls athletics team

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Operations and HR directory at James Hall & Company Ltd Anthony Barton said: “It’s fantastic to be able to lend our support to the biggest youth sporting event in Lancashire, and the county finals is always a highly anticipated event we look forward to. This year is particularly special as we celebrate sixty years of SPAR.

“It’s so encouraging and rewarding to see youngsters of all backgrounds and abilities participating in, and enjoying, competitive sport and I’d like to congratulate all those who took part in the event.”

Here’s the full list of winners for each sport

PAN football
Gold – Central Lancaster High School, Lancaster
Silver – Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College, West Lancashire
Bronze – Pendle Vale College, Pendle

KS3 inclusive orienteering
Gold – Park Community Academy, Blackpool
Silver – Oakhill School, Ribble Valley
Bronze – Ridgewood Community High School, Burnley

Inclusive gymnastics
Gold – Park Community Academy, Blackpool
Silver – Mayfield Special School, Chorley

Tee-ball
Gold – Crosshill Special School, Blackburn
Silver – West Lancashire Community High School, West Lancashire
Bronze – Sir Tom Finney Community High School, Preston

Primary orienteering
Gold – St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, Heysham
Silver – The Redeemer Church of England Primary School, Blackburn
Bronze – Dallas Road Community Primary School, Lancaster

Girls’ football
Gold – Shakespeare Primary School, Wyre
Silver – St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, West Lancashire
Bronze – Crawshawbooth Primary School, Rossendale

Gymnastics
Gold – Queen’s Drive Primary School, Preston
Silver – St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Blackpool
Bronze – Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School, South Ribble

High five netball
Gold – St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Ribble Valley
Silver – Longsands Community Primary School, Preston
Bronze – Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Chorley

Handball
Gold – Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancaster
Silver – Academy at Worden, South Ribble
Bronze – Fisher More RC High School, Pendle

Tri golf
Gold – Buckshaw Primary School, Chorley
Silver – Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School, Preston
Bronze – Tarleton Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, West Lancashire

Athletics (boys)
Gold – Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancaster
Silver – St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn
Bronze – Broughton High School, Preston

Athletics (girls)
Gold – Broughton High School, Preston
Silver – Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Ribble Valley
Bronze – St Bede’s Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn

Mini tennis
Gold – Hambleton Primary Academy, Wyre
Silver – Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School, Burnley
Bronze – AKS Lytham Independent School, Fylde

Touch rugby
Joint Gold – Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Wyre
Joint Gold – Holy Cross Catholic High School, Chorley
Bronze – St Mary’s Catholic High School Leyland, South Ribble

Duathlon
Joint Gold – Albany Academy (girls) and Parklands High School (boys), Chorley
Joint Gold – Haslingden High School, Rossendale
Bronze – Colne Park High School, Pendle

Cricket
Gold – Trinity & St Michael’s CE & Methodist Primary School, Chorley
Silver – Lower Darwen Primary School, Blackburn
Bronze – Bolton-le-Sands Church of England Primary School, Heysham

Overall winners
Gold – Chorley
Silver – Ribble Valley
Bronze – Preston

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