Festival of Sport for Local Primaries
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Over 200 pupils from twenty primary schools from across the region took part in this year's Bolton School Sports Festival. The annual event, now in its seventh year, saw teams from Bolton and further afield including Preston, Wigan and North Manchester, competing in a variety of sporting challenges.
Pupils took part in a wide range of events to test their sporting skills, including a rugby slalom and penalty shoot-outs as well as having their golf, hockey, tennis, athletics, and cricket skills tested. Schools picked up points in each event they took part in resulting in an overall Festival Winner. This year the overall winner was St Thomas Chequerbent from Westhoughton with second place going to Clevelands Prep School and third to Hardy Mills School. Every child that took part received a medal.
The event was organised by Mr Rich, Director of Admissions at Bolton School, and Mr Prentki, Director of Extra Curricular Activities and Senior House Master, with the help of Bolton School pupils. Mr Rich said: "It's been fantastic to see so many primary school pupils enjoying themselves. They have shown some real sporting prowess and developed their team working skills as they make use of the excellent resources and facilities here. I have been delighted with my Year 8 form, 8d, who have helped this morning run so smoothly and have had great fun whilst developing their own leadership skills. The event has been a great success."