Table tennis competition leaves players in a spin!

Calday Grange Grammar School and Saints Peter & Paul Catholic College have been crowned table tennis champions of Merseyside after coming out on top following a brilliant day of competition for KS3&4 pupils at the Halton Table Tennis Club.

The competition – part of the Merseyside School Games Winter Festival – saw schools from all six boroughs: Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral compete against each other in small groups, with the top two facing each other for the gold medal.

Calday Grange from the Wirral came first in the competition for KS4 pupils (Years 10&11) with Halton’s Saints Peter and Paul triumphant in the KS3 competition (Years 7,8&9).

Two schools were also recognised with a “Spirt of the Games’ trophy which focuses on “personal excellence through competition” and is given to the school in each competition who are considered to have upheld and demonstrated these values best. The Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool took home the KS4 trophy with Ridgeway High School from the Wirral landing the KS3 award.

The Merseyside School Games Winter Festival is held between 11th-22nd March and sees schools from around the Merseyside region participate in a range of sports including athletics, football and basketball.

Schoolchildren must adhere to the six values of the Games which are honesty, teamwork, respect, self belief, passion and determination which were developed by young people to “identify what the experience of school sport should be built around”.

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