St Helens’ sports stars shine at Highland Games

Sports stars from eight St Helens primary schools have taken part in an “absolutely fantastic” Highland Games style-event with Eaves Primary School finishing in the gold medal position by the narrowest of margins after a thrilling morning of competition.

Held at Lansbury Bridge School and organised by St Helens Schools Sports Partnership, competitors took part in a range of activities including toss the caber, sprint races and throwing with students from Edge Hill University on hand to give support and guidance during each event.

Organiser Diane Murphy said: “Children have come from SEN groups to a totally inclusive event and it has been such a success due to our partnership with Edge Hill University. Today is about everybody being given the opportunity to represent their school and take part in competitive sport.

“The smiling faces are what it is all about. They don’t get this opportunity every day. The kids have had a fabulous time with lots of activity and variety – it has been brilliant!”

Eaves Primary School took home the glittering trophy and winners’ medals from the morning session with St Teresas Primary School finishing just behind them in second place. However, sport was the real winner on a day when every child took their opportunity to shine.

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