Three more Pendle schools earn a place at SPAR games

Holy Saviours crowned district champions in high five netball and girls' football
Holy Saviours crowned district champions in high five netball and girls' football
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Three more Pendle schools are celebrating after becoming district champions and winning a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire.

Colne Park High School, Earby Springfield Primary School and Pendle Vale College competed against other Pendle schools in a variety of sports and successfully made it to the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals.

Pupils will now represent the district by competing against teams from 14 other Lancashire districts in a bid to be crowned county champions.

The quad kids event consisted of pupils running, throwing, jumping and sprinting in teams of four girls and four boys from each school.

Earby Springfield Primary School were victorious at the final level two event after a tough competition, making them district champions in quad kids.

Colne Park High School took on other schools in the district’s girls’ rounders tournament over a series of round robin events which determined who went through to the semi-finals.

After a challenging game at the final, Colne Park High School became district champions and will go on to challenge other districts across Lancashire.

Meanwhile, schools across the district got into position while competing in the Pendle inter-district inclusive tee ball tournament.

After batting a few good rounds, Pendle Vale College came out on top and will now lead Pendle to the county finals.

Fiona Callaghan, school games organiser for Pendle, who arranged the events, said: “The SPAR Lancashire School games is a catalyst for encouraging young people to take part in inclusive, competitive team sports and that’s exactly what Pendle has achieved through the level two games.

“More children than ever before have taken part in the district’s sporting events and I am so proud of everyone who’s got involved, tried a new sport or challenged themselves in any other way throughout the past few months.

“Good luck to the three schools who have made it to the county finals – I can’t wait to see you there.”

Organised by Active Lancashire, children across Lancashire will continue to battle it out in a range of sports to gain a place at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals which will be held at Blackpool’s Stanley Park on July 3rd.

More than 3,500 children from schools across Lancashire’s 15 districts have battled battling it out for a place at the county finals in 16 sports, with the Games the biggest school games programme of its kind, implemented by the county’s school games organisers.