SPAR stars

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Fylde coast pupils gave outstanding performances at the SPAR Lancashire Primary School Games county finals after competing against more than 50 schools from across the county.

Stanley Park staged the finals on Monday, when hundreds of pupils from qualifying schools from across the county represented their district in such sports as high 5 netball, key steps gymnastics, mini-tennis, girls’ football, quad kids and tri-golf.

Baines Endowed, Boundary, St Teresa’s and Stanley represented Blackpool superbly, while Hambleton were the Wyre representatives and Lytham gave their all for Fylde.

St Teresa’s were winners of the gymnastics event, while Hambleton were overall winners in the tennis.

Lytham were second in the tennis and Boundary third in Quadkids

The event was opened with a special performance from ‘Big Dance 2012’, the UK’s biggest celebration of dance.

The Primary School Games county finals form part of the national £128m school games programme and are sponsored by James Hall & Company Ltd, the SPAR distributors for the North of England.

This year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games have seen more primary and secondary schools than ever from across the UK compete.

Richard Varey, chair of the Lancashire School Games organising committee, said: “The SPAR Lancashire Primary School Games were a huge success and children from more than 50 schools participated in sport and cultural events which have been designed to build on the magic of 2012. We think we may have unearthed some future Olympian’s too!”