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Combined Juniors are Athletic Champions

Wednesday, 01 July 2009

Bolton School Junior Boys and Junior Girls combined their talents and gave an outstanding athletics performance despite the thunderstorms, to become Bolton Schools' Athletics Champions for the second year running.

The annual meeting was held at Leverhulme Park, and saw teams of Junior boys and girls from 25 Primary Schools across the region competing in different athletic events to gain points for their team. The team with the most combined points at the end of the competition was declared the overall winner.

The Bolton School team gained medals in Sprint, Relay and Long Jump events, and by the end of the day the boys and girls combined had collected the most points, to walk away with the overall cup. It wasn't all plain sailing though, as severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and lightning delayed the event by 45 minutes, meaning some of the team had to leave before the finals as they were taking part in the School Play! However the remaining 'skeleton' team soldiered on to secure victory and bring the trophy to Bolton School for the second year in a row.

Deputy Head, Mr Craig Rashleigh said: "Very well done to everyone who took part in the competition, our win was a triumph over adversity of the highest order! We are fortunate at Bolton School Juniors that we have the excellent facilities of the Senior School for the team to practice on; an advantage that many of the other schools competing don't have."

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The winning Bolton School Combined Team show off the winners

The winning Bolton School Combined Team show off the winners' cup