Pendle pupils show their sporting prowess

Pendle youngsters celebrate going to the SPAR Lancashire School Games
Pendle youngsters celebrate going to the SPAR Lancashire School Games

Pupils from schools across Pendle have secured a place at the largest youth sporting event in the county – the SPAR Lancashire School Games.

The youngsters – reprenting different schools from across the area – were successful in inclusive football, girls’ cricket and tri-golf.

Pendle Community High School stormed to victory in the inclusive football competition, while Park High School were crowned champions of girls’ cricket.

Elsewhere, Earby Springfield Primary School booked their place after scooping gold in tri-golf.

Students will now go on to represent Pendle at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals where they will compete against teams from 14 other Lancashire districts to be crowned this year’s county champions in their respective sports.

Fiona Callaghan, who is the school games organiser for Pendle and arranged the events, said: “It’s great to see Pendle forming a really strong team as excitement builds for the county finals.

“I’d like to congratulate Pendle Community High School, Park High School and Earby Springfield Primary School for a host of excellent sporting displays, and look forward to cheering them on to further success in Blackpool in July.”

Now in its 10th year, the SPAR Lancashire School Games comprises two main events designed to give all children the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.

Schools across Lancashire will now battle it out for a place at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals, to compete against pupils from 15 county districts to be crowned champions in sports including rounders, tennis, orienteering, netball, athletics and gymnastics.

More than 2,400 youngsters are expected to take part in the event at Stanley Park, in Blackpool, on July 5, a result of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.