PICTURES: Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival

PICTURES: Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival

PICTURES: Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival

PICTURES: Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival

First published in Sport

SCHOOLCHILDREN from across mid-Cheshire competed in a major sports day.

The Sainsbury’s Cheshire and Warrington Summer School Games Festival took place at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Beamont Collegiate Academy and Birchwood Tennis Centre in Warrington yesterday.

Northwich-based Sport Cheshire organised the event, which involved more than 1,000 children in various sports including gymnastics, golf and athletics.

Northwich Guardian:

“It’s all about getting more young people playing competitive sport,” said Adam Norris, of Sport Cheshire.

By taking part, children are expected to have benefited from building confidence, self esteem and achievement.

It was the culmination of a year-round calendar of school sport events, giving the winners of internal and borough competitions the opportunity to compete against the best from across the county.

Northwich Guardian:

More than 100 teams were expected to be involved.

Sport Cheshire said as many as 1,200 children competed in events such as athletics, basketball, handball, orienteering, table tennis and netball, while goalball gave visually-impaired competitors the chance to compete in the games too.

Anyone taking part in that contest, but is fully-sighted, had their eyes obscured by a bandana to create a level playing field.

Norris said: “It is a real joint effort between the partners and schools showing how much importance they place on sport and PE.”

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6:51pm Fri 11 Jul 14

hectorplain says...

It's good to know that PT is still on the curriculum at least at some schools.

One of the reasons why we are all getting so fat is that we have forgotten what our limbs are for.

Man has evolved as a hunter-gatherer, today's interpretation of this is that we hunt as many benefits (from my taxes), then gather burgers from the shelves of Quicksave. (Whilst riding on a nation health-issued electric scooter).

Very soon we will all be lining up to get gastric bands fitted.

It's no wonder
It's good to know that PT is still on the curriculum at least at some schools. One of the reasons why we are all getting so fat is that we have forgotten what our limbs are for. Man has evolved as a hunter-gatherer, today's interpretation of this is that we hunt as many benefits (from my taxes), then gather burgers from the shelves of Quicksave. (Whilst riding on a nation health-issued electric scooter). Very soon we will all be lining up to get gastric bands fitted. It's no wonder hectorplain
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