Ribble Valley pupils are in the medals

Clitheroe RGS take on Fisher More at handball
Clitheroe RGS take on Fisher More at handball
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Pupils from schools across the Ribble Valley are celebrating after storming to success at the largest youth sporting event in the county, scooping three medals.

More than 2,000 pupils from 15 districts met at Blackpool’s Stanley Park to compete in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals, in a bid to be crowned county champions in a range of sports.

Following months of qualifying competitions to earn their places in the finals, pupils didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they battled it out in 16 events including athletics, cricket, gymnastics, tee ball and mini tennis.

For team Ribble Valley, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School gave a gold medal winning performance on the high five netball court to take first place.

Medals also came courtesy of Oakhill School pupils who claimed silver in inclusive orienteering and Clitheroe Royal Grammar School who scooped silver in girls’ athletics.

The title of overall county champions was bestowed upon team Chorley, which scooped a total of six medals.

Proceedings were kicked off with an opening ceremony which saw pupils marching in the district parade, before Cllr Ian Coleman, the Mayor of Blackpool, delivered an inspiring speech.