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Ridgewood show off all-round talent
RIDGEWOOD Community High School clinched a treble of victories at the SPAR Lancashire Disability School Games in Blackpool.
In what was the fourth and final event of the Games, the Burnley school saved the best until last at Stanley Park.
Ridgewood came first in the girls under 16s football, took top spot in the kurling and also won the athletics.
And a memorable day was complete when the school also finished in second place in the cricket.
It also confirmed Ridgewood’s all-round ability as they also triumphed at the Disability Swimming Gala at Lancaster’s Salt Ayre Sports Centre And it was another good day for East Lancashire schools who featured among the medals – just as they had done in the previous three events.
A total of six events were held at Stanley Park and there were podium places for local schools in each event.
The sports included boccia, boys under 12s football, girls under 16s football, new age kurling, athletics and cricket.
While Ridgewood were the main winners, Pendle Community High School and Cribden House in Rossendale also finished top of the podium.
Pendle beat Ridgewood in to second place in the cricket while Cribden House shocked teams from Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Blackburn, Preston and West Lancashire to reach the boys under 12s football final.
And there they beat a very strong Park School team from Blackpool 2-0 to lift the silverware.
Mayfield from Chorley finished in third place in the boccia, an event won by Highfurlong from Blackpool.
There was a clean sweep for local teams in the cricket with Cross Hills from Blackburn finishing third behind Ridgewood and Pendle High.
Cross Hills also finished in third place in the new age kurling while Astley Bridge from Chorley were second in the athletics.
Hundreds of pupils from district teams across the county took part in what has been another huge success.
And in true Games tradition, there was a closing ceremony that all of the teams took part in.
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