Sport is the winner at Sainsbury Games sporting extravaganza!

Hundreds of schoolchildren gathered at Wavertree Park today for the annual Sainsbury School Games, and they served up a fantastic festival of sport with many incredible individual and team performances to enjoy.

Athletes from the six school boroughs of Merseyside which are  Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral competed against each other in a diverse range of sports including boccia, rounders and swimming for the right to be crowned champions of Merseyside.

Participants must adhere to six core values of the Games which are determination, honesty, passion, respect, self belief and teamwork and this was evident throughout a fantastic day of drama and sportsmanship with Sports leaders from a number of schools playing a vital role in ensuring the Games ran smoothly.

A minute’s silence was held to remember those who lost their lives in the recent tragedy in Tunisia and it was impeccably observed by all present.

The Games, which are “designed to build upon the magic of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics” and other sporting events held in the UK, enable “every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled athletes”.

Even the weather was kind with a cloudless sky and bright sun adding its own approval to the action which was entertaining from start to finish.


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