Medal joy for Team Burnley at SPAR Games
More than 2,000 pupils from 15 districts took part in the largest youth sporting event across Lancashire, in a bid to be crowned county champions in 16 sports following months of qualifying competitions.
Team Burnley shot to success at the county finals, racking up a total of five medals across a variety of sports in gold, silver and bronze.
At the overall event, Burnley were runners-up, narrowly missing the title of county champions by two points.
Ridgewood Community High School performed particularly well at the county finals after collecting a silver medal for inclusive orienteering and securing third place at the inclusive new age kurling competition.
Blessed Trinity RC College also achieved a silver medal in the main stream inclusive orienteering event along with other pupils from the district scoring gold in tee-ball and bronze in high five netball.
Pendle Vale College students shot to success after showcasing their sporting talents and winning gold at the county’s tee-ball challenge.
The pupils came out on top after competing against other districts across Lancashire in a series of round robin events, allowing each district to play against each other in a fair tournament.
The title of overall county champions was presented to team Chorley for the second year running, with the district clinching a total of nine medals – beating last year’s total of six.
The Lancashire Lion, SPAR Lancashire School Games mascot, was on hand to cheer on pupils throughout the day.