Team Pendle bag a gala bronze medal

Zain from Pendle Community High School and College in the relay swim

Zain from Pendle Community High School and College in the relay swim

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Pupils from across Pendle have made a splash after scooping a sought-after medal at this year’s Spar Lancashire School Games Disability Swimming Gala.

Over 170 children from schools across Lancashire met at Lancaster’s Salt Ayre Leisure Centre to battle it out for glory, with almost 300 in attendance overall.

Team Pendle were helped to success by Pendle Community High School and College, which took bronze in the 50m KS3 boys front crawl event.

The Lancashire Lion, the school games mascot, was on hand to cheer on pupils alongside Jon Barry, Mayor of Lancaster, Suzanne Lodge, deputy chief executive of Lancaster City Council and Anthony Barton, a director at James Hall and Company Ltd.

The gala marks the first of two Spar Lancashire School Games county finals events, which are part of the national £128m. school games programme and sponsored by James Hall and Company Ltd, the Spar distributors for the North of England.

An anticipated 2,400 youngsters are expected to participate in the second county finals at Blackpool’s Stanley Park on July 5th.

Fiona Callaghan, school games organiser for Pendle, said: “This year’s disability swim gala was bigger and better than ever before, with fantastic displays in the pool and great sporting spirit on show. Well done to everyone who took part, from our competitors to our volunteers and helpers, as well as those who cheered on from the pool side.”