Friday 16th January saw children from Tyldesley primary schools take part in the first ever ATSA KS1 and KS2 Tyldesley Sportshall Athletics Festivals at Fred Longworth High School.
The KS1 event comprised of 48 children from St. George's Central, Hindsford, St. John's and Tyldesley Primary taking part in a variety of running, jumping, throwing and relay events. Sports leaders from Fred Longworth High School were on hand to support the children as they moved from each event.
The KS2 festival saw 36 children from St. George's Central, Hindsford and St. John's take part in the same events, however there was more of a competitive element for this age group as the title of Tyldesley KS2 Sportshall Athletics Champions was up for grabs.
In KS2, each child in the school team had to take part in one running race, one jumping event, one throwing event and one relay event, so it was very much a team effort as all the scores were totalled.
The scores were very close going into the final events, which were the relay races and it was the team from St. George's Central who were crowned champions.
I would like to thank Miss L Reeve and all the staff at FLHS for not only hosting the event, but for providing sports leaders to officiate at the festival. Thanks should also go to all the staff from SGC who came to support this event. Without all this help, both competitions would not have been the success that they were.
The same format will be used with the Atherton primary schools who will have their chance to take part in the KS1 and KS2 Atherton Sportshall Athletics on Wednesday 21st January at Atherton Community School.
The picture shows the winning St. George's Central team with their trophy and medals.
Mr M Grogan
Headteacher at St. George's Central
Lead teacher for Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association (ATSA)