Hundreds of children discover new sports as the Olympic legacy flourishes

Runcorn and Widnes World: Pupils try their hand at goalball Pupils try their hand at goalball

MORE than 600 children took part in the biggest ever Halton School Games.

Pupils from 16 primary schools across Runcorn and Widnes competed in all sorts of sports at Cronton Sixth Form College.

The event is aimed at keeping the London 2012 and Paralympic Legacy alive through annual games.

Halton School Games organiser Karen Drake said: “The children got to take part in sports they may never have tried before such as archery, fencing, goalball and tri-golf.

“The event couldn’t have taken place without the excellent support provided by Cronton Sixth Form College and students who did a brilliant job leading the different activities with such enthusiasm.

“The reactions from the children really said it all. As they walked out to the sports field with excitement, enthusiasm and gasps of ‘Wow this is amazing’.”

Children from years two and four joined in thte multi sporting spectacular last Thursday.

Everton Ladies players presented certificates at the closing ceremony and provided complimentary tickets for every pupil to one of their forthcoming home matches.

Cronton Sixth Form College sports tutor, Mark Brennan said: “Cronton students were exceptional throughout the planning and delivery of the event.

"We had over 80 students involved. I am really proud of how they engaged over 600 children playing sport on one site for over four hours, it was an outstanding achievement."

Schools taking part included Beechwood, Hallwood Park, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Our Lady Mother of the Saviour, St Mary’s, Woodside, Castle View, Farnworth, Gorsewood, St Bedes Junior, St Basils, The Brow, Moorfield, Lunts Heath, The Holy Spirit, All Saints Upton.

The Sure Group sponsored the event.

 

 

 

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