Burnley school kids are the champions!

Athletics, Quad Kids Team, Ridgewood
Athletics, Quad Kids Team, Ridgewood

PUPILS from Ridgewood and Blessed Trinity Schools enjoyed a successful time at the SPAR Lancashire Secondary School Games county finals.

The games took place at UCLan’s Preston Sports Arena and St Augustine’s Sports Centre, where hundreds of pupils competed at netball, football, handball, rounders, wheelchair basketball, table tennis and athletics.

Despite the torrential rain, hundreds of spectators turned out to support the finals, which are now part of the national £128m school games programme and are sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England. The Games were opened

The Burnley results were; Athletics, Quad Kids Team, Ridgewood (pictured) 1st place; Athletics, girls individual:, Kate Simpson, Ridgewood, 1st, Amelia Garcia, Ridgewood, 2nd; Athletics, boys individual, Ashton Musgrove, Ridgewood, 1st; Athletics, boys individual, Suaib Durani, Ridgewood, 2nd; Wheelchair basketball, Ridgewood and Blessed Trinity, 2nd; Handball, Blessed Trinity, 3rd

Mr Richard Varey, chairman of the Lancashire School Games organising committee and Burnley’s Blessed Trinity RC College headteacher, said: “Congratulations to all of the pupils from Burnley who can count themselves among the highest achievers in the county.

“The SPAR Lancashire Primary School Games were a huge success and children from more than 50 schools participated in sport and cultural events which have been designed to build on the magic of 2012.

“We think we may have unearthed some future Olympian’s too!”