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On Tuesday 19th May 5 secondary schools from the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley areas competed to qualify for the Level 3 Lancashire school games event.

The event was held at Wilson’s playing fields with help from Hyndburn athletics club and young leaders from Hollins Technology College. The 5 participating schools had selected 16 children (8 girls and 8 boys) to compete in a range of events such as 100m, 200, 800m, relay, javelin, long jump, shot-put and high jump. Once an athlete had completed an activity their scores were inputted into a database which gave them a point’s score and the school with the highest number of points at the end of each event would be declared the winners and progress to the county finals.

The 5 schools taking part where Accrington Academy, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Hollins Technology College, St Augustine’s and St Christopher’s. It was a very close event with only 39 points separating the top 2 and 45 points separating 3rd and 4th

  1. Accrington Academy – 857 points
  2. Hollins – 1061 points
  3. St Christopher’s – 1106 points
  4. St Augustine’s – 1479 points
  5. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School – 1518 points

So it is Clitheroe Royal Grammar School who was crowned winners and will represent the Ribble Valley at the Lancashire school games along with St Christopher’s who will represent Hyndburn. Thank you too Hyndburn Athletics club who supported the event it couldn’t be done without you and thank you to Hollins Year 10 sports leaders who scored each event. Good Luck to Clitheroe Grammar and too St Christopher’s in the county finals.