Pendle schools book places at Lancashire finals day

Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School girls' football team will represent Pendle in the county final
Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School girls' football team will represent Pendle in the county final

Three Pendle schools have booked their places at the SPAR Lancashire School Games County Finals Day at Stanley Park, in Blackpool.

Youngsters from Barnoldswick CE Primary School, Park High School and Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School will take part in the county final on Tuesday, June 30.

Barnoldswick and Park were victorious in the orienteering and inclusive orienteering, where they competed against more than 50 other pupils from Pendle and will now battle it out against other schools from across the county to be crowned Lancashire champions. In the search competition, which was hosted at Pendle Vale College, children had 30 minutes to find as many control points as they could, with the winning team calculated on time and points recorded.

Organiser Neil Stewart said: “This year’s Pendle orienteering challenge was the most popular to date, with eight teams taking part in the events.

“The winners will go on to fly the flag for team Pendle.”

Girls from Holy Saviour will travel to Blackpool to compete in the football competition after overcoming stiff opposition from five other teams from Pendle

Stewart said: “The standard of competition was exceptionally high, with only four points separating second and fourth place so all the pupils who took part should be really proud of their achievements.

“Girls’ football it is one of the most popular and tough games at the SPAR Lancashire School Games each year so I wish the team from Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School the very best of luck.