Sporting Skills on Show at Primaries Festival
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Pupils from twenty two primary schools from across the region took part in this year's Bolton School Sports Festival. The annual event, now in its eighth 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 challenge and penalty shoot-out 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 Matthew's Primary with the runner up places going to St Peter's in Farnworth and Markland Hill CPS. Every child that took part received a medal.
The event was organised by Mr James Rich, Director of Admissions at Bolton School Boys' Division. He said: "The event has once again been a great success and it was fantastic to see so many primary school pupils enjoying themselves in spite of the changeable weather! All the schools that took part demonstrated real sportsmanship and team work as they made use of the excellent resources and facilities at the School."