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Pupils from 300 schools to compete in eight sports


PUPILS from more than 300 primary and secondary schools will take part in the annual Cheshire and Warrington Summer School games tomorrow (Wednesday)
Eight sports competitions will take place at the games, to be held in Macclesfield and organised by Active Cheshire, in partnership with Cheshire and Warrington School Sport Alliance The finest young sporting talents will compete in a series of sporting activities including Athletics, Gymnastics, New Age Kurling, Orienteering, Tennis, Tri Golf, Inclusive Tennis and Inclusive Tri Golf.
As well as encouraging young people to take part in sports competitions, the initiative helps promote physical activity and encourages young people to get active in a fun way. Alongside the competition will be a non-competitive have-a-go zone to encourage all children and young people to be more physically active and find enjoyment in active play.
The smooth running of each competition will be made possible by 100 School Games Makers ensuring the Games is truly delivered on its motto of ‘for young people, by young people’.
Anne Boyd, chief executive officer of Active Cheshire, said: “It’s been a massive privilege to make this year’s Cheshire and Warrington School Games happen. Seeing children enjoying sport and activity in an enjoyable and supportive environment embodies what Active Cheshire is about.
“We hope the experiences at this year’s School Games will contribute towards all participants and volunteers embedding physical activity into all aspects of their everyday lives.”
She added: “Active Cheshire would like to thank our partner, the Cheshire and Warrington School Sport Alliance, which is the driving force in supporting us to bring the event to life.”
Niall McGregor, a representative from Cheshire and Warrington School Sport Alliance said, “We are pleased to work in partnership with Active Cheshire and other stakeholders to bring the Games to life.
“These events showcase the value of partnership working to maximise the benefits of sport and physical activity for children and young people across Cheshire and Warrington.”


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