Salesbury gymnasts vault their way to gold

The gold medal winning young gymnasts from Salesbury School
The gold medal winning young gymnasts from Salesbury School
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Pupils from Salesbury CE Primary School have taken victory in gymnastics to seal their place at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games County Finals.

The Salesbury team took to the floor to perform gymnastics drills and the vault against 20 other teams from Ribble Valley.

They will now progress to the SPAR Lancashire School Games County Final to battle it out against others from across the county all aiming to be crowned Lancashire champions in gymnastics.

Now in its ninth year, the SPAR Lancashire School Games is the biggest school games scheme in the county and is part of the national £128m school games programme. The county finals, which aim to give every child the opportunity to participate in competitive sport, will see more than 2,000 children compete in sports including gymnastics, handball, football, netball, rounders, athletics, tennis and tag rugby.

Jane Johnson, Ribble Valley school games organiser, said: “With the highest number of entrants ever recorded for Ribble Valley gymnastics, the standard of competition was extremely high.

“Salesbury Primary absolutely dominated the event, with a team from the school snatching both first and second place, while St Hubert’s Roman Catholic Primary School finished in third. The County Final will take place at Stanley Park in Blackpool on June 30th.”