School pupils will battle it out to become county champions

Torrisholme Community Primary School will represent Lancaster at tag rugby.
Torrisholme Community Primary School will represent Lancaster at tag rugby.

Pupils from Torrisholme Community Primary School and St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary School have secured places at the largest youth sporting event in the county, the SPAR Lancashire School Games, after taking victory in tag rugby.

The students battled it out against 26 other teams from across Heysham and Lancaster at the Vale of Lune RUFC, and will now go on to compete against teams from 13 other Lancashire districts to be named county champions.

Torrisholme Community Primary School stormed to success, snatching the top spot, while St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary School came a close second and will represent Lancaster at the SPAR Lancashire School Games.

Third place were St Peter’s Church of England Primary School who pipped Moorside Primary School into fourth after all came through a tough group stage.

Now in its tenth year, the SPAR Lancashire School Games comprises two main events designed to give all children the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.

The Disability Swimming Gala took place on March 16 at Lancaster’s Salt Ayre Sports Centre, while the county finals event will be held at Stanley Park in Blackpool on July 5.

Over 2,400 youngsters are expected to take part in the event this summer, a result of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, which inspired thousands of children to participate in competitive sport.