Competing for a place in the county finals

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Schools from Chorley have been ducking and diving as part of the SPAR Lancashire School Games, Dodgeball competition.

Held at Albany Academy, 20 schools from the Chorley district attended the event with 8 schools moving forward to the final round.

St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School took the top spot, with Lancaster Lane Primary School coming second and Euxton Church of England Primary School placing third.

Other schools taking part in the final round included Brinscall St Johns Church of England and Methodist Primary School; Coppull Parish Church School; Gillibrand Primary School; St Peters Church of England School, and Trinity St Michaels.

Dodgeball is a fast paced, team game where players must dodge or catch balls thrown by the opposition, whilst trying to catch their opponents in the same way.

Requiring quick decision making and effective teamwork, each game lasts at least 3 minutes and teams can win by eliminating all the opposition players before the time finishes or having the largest remaining team at the end of 3 minutes.

Gemma Stokes, schools games organiser for Chorley said: “Dodgeball is a brilliant team sport, fun and fast paced, the children really enjoyed being part of the event.

“We focused on promoting the school games’ values of honesty and fair play and St Peter’s Church of England School were picked out by our young leaders and referee staff, for demonstrating the strongest values and teamwork skills.

“We had a fantastic competition and are now looking forward to St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School going forward to represent Chorley in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county final in July. Thank you to our young leaders and staff who kindly volunteered their time.”

The SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals will be held at Stanley Park, Blackpool on July 2nd.