Stacks of success for Clifton

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Madison McLoughlin aged 9 from Clifton Primary School taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Madison McLoughlin aged 9 from Clifton Primary School taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

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Stacks of fun was had in a speed stacking spectacular at Lytham Park Hall School.

The host school and primary pupils from Ribby With Wrea, Mayfield and Clifton took part in speed stacking relays and other challenges.

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Milan Heywood aged 10 from Clifton Primary School taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Milan Heywood aged 10 from Clifton Primary School taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

Speed stacking is an American idea, aimed at children of all backgrounds and abilities.

Speed stacking encourages children to use both sides of their brain and develop co-ordination. It also helps to motivate children and improve their concentration in school.

It is fun for athletes and non-athletes alike in primary and secondary schools.

The pupils were divided into teams of eight and Clifton finished with the quickest time to lift the team trophy.

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Rebecca Newman aged 15 from AKS School Lytham taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Rebecca Newman aged 15 from AKS School Lytham taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

Clifton also had the fastest individual, completing a full cycle in just 17 seconds.

The event was run by Colette Orwin, Assistant School Games Organiser for Wyre & Fylde Schools.

Colette said: “One of the comments we receive consistently from teachers is how speed stacking levels the playing field for their children.

“Non-athletic children can now compete head to head with their more athletic counterparts.

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Edward Dee aged 9 from Clifton Primary School taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

Fylde Schools "Speedstacking" challeneg at Lytham Park Hall Primary School.'Pictured is Edward Dee aged 9 from Clifton Primary School taking on the "Speedstacking" Challenge.'7th October 2015

“This significantly raises their self-esteem, motivating them to work harder in PE and be excited to participate. It’s a win, win situation!”

The event was supported by the excellent young leaders from AKS.