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Quad kids show of athletic skills
THE first ever Blackburn and Darwen Quad Kids Athletics competition for Year Three and Four pupils was held at St Bede’s High School recently.
Schools from across the borough were invited to take part – each entering teams of up to five boys and five girls to compete in four different activities.
Every pupil took part in a 400m run, a 60m sprint, standing long jump and a Vortex throw – with the top four scores from each school counting in each event for both boys and girls.
The six schools that took part were Wensley Fold Primary School, St Cuthbert’s, Longshaw, St James Lower Darwen, The Redeemer and Shadsworth. Scores were put onto a computer where points were allocated for each time and distance to determine the winning school overall.
And it was Shadsworth Juniors who were crowned the inaugural Blackburn and Darwen champions with a score of 1138 points.
The Redeemer were runners-up with 1085 points and Longshaw Juniors finished third place with 985 points.
Andrew Mercer, School Games Organiser, said: “They were very difficult and wet conditions but all the children tried really hard and enjoyed the competition. Shadsworth went onto represent the borough at the National School Games county finals where they finished third in the entire county which is a great achievement.”
He added: “The pupils from St Bede’s gave up their time to measure distances and time pupils in the persistent rain and i would like to say a huge thank you to them for their help. “I really look forward to holding this competition again next year.”
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