THE trophy cabinet at Worsthorne Primary School is bulging after the school claimed a series of team titles.

The school demonstrated its all-round ability by winning hockey, football and cross country championships.

There were team and individual honours as the Burnley school proved to be too good for its rivals – even when taking part in a sport for the first time.

Worshorne entered the Year Four inter schools hockey tournament having not played it before at a competitive level and came away as winners.

The Year Three and Four pupils combined to take part in the Burnley Schools football tournament and were virtually untouchable.

They qualified for the final after topping the group. The boys played three games in their group, beating Brunshaw 2-1, drawing against St Mary Magdalene’s 2-2 before beating St Peter’s 3-0.

But they saved their best until last when they defeated Padiham St Leonard’s 4-1 in the final to be crowned tournament champions.

The cross country triumph was a real team effort, although the school did also enjoy individual success as Jackson McKay and Roanna Holdsworth, both Year Five pupils, were crowned individual Burnley champions.

Headteacher Louise Young said the school encourages pupils to take part in a wide range of sports – underlined by taking part in the North West Schools Skiing Championships at the weekend where they finished in fourth place.

The school has also launched its first girls football team while it has also taken part in other sports ranging from athletics to tag rugby and gymnastics to golf.

“The mood in the school is very buoyant at the moment and everyone, not just those taking part, are delighted to see the teams doing so well,” said Mrs Young.

“We encourage all the children to take part in sports and if they are not playing in teams they have taken part in our multi-sport events.

“Playing in competitive events is all part of life’s learning.

“It’s important to learn how to win graciously but just as important to learn how to lose graciously as well.”