Thursday 3rd December saw 87 children from 12 primary schools in Atherton and Tyldesley take part in the ATSA Y5/6 Dodgeball festival which took place at Atherton Community School.
St. George's Central, Garrett Hall, St. Philip's, St. Stephen's, St. Michael's, Holy Family, Parklee, Atherton St. George's, St. Richard's, St. John's, Tyldesley Primary and Hindsford all brought teams of children to take part in the event which was facilitated by ATSA.
The schools were divided into two groups with the top two teams from each group meeting in a semi final match. Eventually the finalists were decided and it was the children from St. Michael's who met St. Richard's.
Both schools played their part in a tense final match, however congratulations went to the children from St. Michael's who edged the final, winning this event for the second year in a row.
I would like to thank Mr Bold from ACS for organising this event and allowing us to use their facilities to host this competition. Thanks also should go to Miss Williams and all the PE staff who helped to officiate at the festival. A mention also to the many supporters who came to event to help create a fantastic atmosphere.
The picture shows the winning St. Michael's Dodgeball team.
Mr M Grogan
Headteacher at St. George's Central
Lead teacher for Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association (ATSA)