Brunshaw pupils through to finals

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Pupils from Brunshaw are through to the new-look SPAR Lancashire Summer School Games county finals after taking victory in girls football.

The team sealed their place in the final after beating 15 schools from Burnley and will now face the other winners from across the county.

Meanwhile, St Augustine’s also qualified for the s county finals after taking victory in primary orienteering, beating 14 schools from across the town.

The SPAR Lancashire School Games is organised by Lancashire Sport Partnership and the Local Organising Committee, and sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England.

After the success of the Winter Games, which saw around 1,300 primary and secondary pupils take part a host of sporting events, the countdown to the all-encompassing Summer Games is now on.

The games are part of the national £128m School Games programme, aimed at motivating and inspiring millions of youngsters to take part in competitive school sport, and have taken on a new format this year to incorporate winter and summer events, as well as a swimming gala.

Richard Varey, chair of the Lancashire School Games organising committee and Burnley’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College Head Teacher, said: “Good luck to all the pupils taking part in the Summer Games.

“The format change of the games this year has been a huge success so far. Our mission is to make sure that every child at every school is able to take part in competitive sport, and the Winter Games showed that we are succeeding.”