Ormskirk School Year 8 Girls team have picked up second place in Lancashire School Games Sportshall Athletics county final

20th March 2019

More than 350 young athletes from across the county brought the 2019’s SPAR Lancashire School Games Sportshall Athletics competition to a spectacular finish, with four teams taking home a county title.

The four winning teams were; Broughton High School from Preston (Year 7 Girls and Year 8 Girls champions); Royal Clitheroe Grammar School (Year 7 Boys) and Southlands High School from Chorley (Year 8 Boys).

Events included obstacle relays, shot put, speed bounce, standing long jump and standing triple jump. All schools took part in each event with total scores deciding the winning schools.

Robert Marquis, teacher at Broughton High School, said: “It’s been a fantastic day and as a school we’ve been really successful which has capped it all off.

“We’ve come to this event for the last six or seven years and we thoroughly enjoy it every time we come.”

The event was split into two halves, with Year 7 heats taking place on the track while Year 8 events took place on the field, and then vice versa.

Lee Cadwallader, School Games Organiser, ran the event with the help of nearly 50 others including Organisers from the different boroughs as well as Sports Leaders from Millfield Science and Performing Arts College and Cardinal Allen Catholic High School.

Lee said: “We have been delighted with the standard each school has demonstrated today and everyone should be really proud of themselves.

“The SPAR Lancashire School Games allow children to take part in organised team sports and today’s teams have had the exciting opportunity to represent their respective districts. We’d like to thank our partners Active Lancashire, SPAR and the School Games organisation for all the support they provide.

Lee added: “As school games organisers, it’s a real privilege to witness so many children having such a fantastic time playing sport.”