This week, saw the return of the Halton School Games to the sports fields at Cronton Sixth Form with nine teams from St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Beechwood Primary School, Fairfield Primary School, Oakfield Community Primary School, Gorsewood Primary School, and Farnworth CE Primary School all taking part in a fulfilled day of games and sporting activities.
The event was an opportunity for the Cronton sports students to practice their skills, as they took over the role of sports leader for the day, gaining vital experience in coaching and organising the keen primary school pupils.
Joe Obiro, Halton School Games Organiser, said, “It was a fantastic day, finally we have managed to host the Halton School Games at Cronton College after being disrupted by the pandemic. Over 160 children participated in amazing multi-sports events created by and delivered by the fantastic Level 1 and Level 3 Sports students from Cronton Sixth Form College. The event was amazing, and the schools who attended had an amazing day. A huge thank you to the students for supporting and helping organise an amazing event! I can’t wait for next year when we have plans to make it to be bigger and better than ever.”
Hannah Bolton, Programme Area Leader for Sport at Cronton, said, “We were delighted to host and support this event again. It was wonderful to see all Year 3 and 4 school children from local primary schools enjoying a full day of sport and activities. They all impressed us with their enthusiasm and excellent behaviour. The games are a fantastic opportunity for our sports students to become sports leaders for the day, and they excelled in their organisational skills and encouragement for the younger pupils. We are already looking forward to the next one.”