Westgate and Ryelands gymnasts head for county finals in Blackpool

The gymnasts from Ryelands Primary School who will represent Lancaster at the SPAR Lancashire School Games.
The gymnasts from Ryelands Primary School who will represent Lancaster at the SPAR Lancashire School Games.

Pupils from Westgate Primary School and Ryelands Primary School have taken victory in gymnastics to seal their place at this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games County Finals.

The teams from both schools competed against six schools from Lancaster and Heysham and will progress to the SPAR Lancashire School Games County Final where they will battle it out against others from across the county to be crowned Lancashire champions in gymnastics.

The gymnasts from Westgate and Ryelands Primary Schools secured the top spots after taking to the vault and competing in floor movement and body management heats.

The SPAR Lancashire School Games, now in its ninth year, is the biggest school games scheme in the county and is part of the national £128m school games programme.

The county finals at Stanley Park in Blackpool on June 30 will see more than 2,000 children compete in sports including gymnastics, handball, football, netball, rounders, athletics, tennis and tag rugby.

Tim Fletcher, Heysham school games organiser, said: “A huge congratulations to Westgate Primary School for securing a much-coveted place at the SPAR Lancashire School Games.

“It was an extremely close competition with Westgate Primary snatching the top spot for Heysham by just two points.”