Spar-sponsored Lancashire School Games reported to be a great success

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Andrew Barnes joins children from Buckshaw Primary School; the Lancashire Lions and Richard Varey, chair of the Games organising committee

Andrew Barnes joins children from Buckshaw Primary School; the Lancashire Lions and Richard Varey, chair of the Games organising committee

The 2012 Spar Lancashire School Games were reported to be a roaring success, completed by more than 2,300 primary and secondary school pupils from across Lancashire.

Part of the national £128m school games programme, the Spar Lancashire School Games are sponsored by Spar distributor for the North of England, James Hall.

The competition was made up of four days of events: Primary School Games, a Disability Swimming Gala, Secondary School Games, and Disability Games. All four events started with a vibrant opening ceremony and finished with a medal ceremony.

The programme, which was co-ordinated by the Lancashire Local Organising Committee, consisted of a range of sports including tri-golf, zone wheelchair basketball, girls and boys football and key steps gymnastics.

Andrew Barnes, James Hall. Trading and marketing director, said: “We are delighted by the success of the Spar Lancashire School Games.

“James Hall played a vital role in the games with our sponsorship, and we also provided lunches and refreshments for the volunteers. It was a privilege to be involved in such an inspiring event that encourages young people to get involved in sport,” he said.

The School Games programme aims to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sports and get involved in a broad cultural programme including dance and arts activities.