Rochdale schools set to take part in the Greater Manchester School Games

Date published: 14 March 2019

A number of Rochdale schools will be taking part in the 2019 Greater Manchester Winter School Games competition on Tuesday 19 March.

The event, which sees more than 2,000 participants, will see the winners from the 10 local boroughs compete against each other in their sport to become Greater Manchester School Champions.

Sports include dance, a new sport this year, rugby league, boccia (a disability sport similar to bowls) and many others, all taking place across nine iconic sporting venues across Greater Manchester including the Regional Athletics Arena and Manchester Basketball Centre.

Representing Rochdale will be:

  • Beech House School (gymnastics – year 1/2 key steps)
  • Caldershaw Primary School (hockey – year 5/6 quicksticks)
  • Holy Family RC Primary School (rugby league – year 5/6 tag)
  • Kingsway Park High School (boccia – year 7/8/9 inclusion event)
  • Middleton Parish CE Primary School (swimming – year 4/5 boys)
  • Middleton Technology School (handball – u13 boys)
  • Norden Community Primary School (athletics – year 5/6 sportshall, gymnastics - year 3/4 key steps, gymnastics – year 5/6 key steps)
  • Siddal Moor Sports College (handball – u13 girls)
  • St Joseph’s RC Primary School (basketball – year 5/6 mini, rugby league- year 5/6 tag)
  • Year 5/6 children from a number of different schools within Rochdale will also compete in boccia.

The Greater Manchester School Games is now in its eighth year and its 16th festival. With 22 competitions in 12 different sports, the Greater Manchester School Games is one of the largest school games events in the country.

Athletes will get to experience an opening ceremony, hosted by MC Paul Sleem, at the Manchester Outdoor Athletics Arena. The event will be officially opened by Kelly Massey, a GreaterSport ambassador and bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Performances will also be held by ASH Dance Group, a Greater Manchester based dance group of children and young people, Matti Hemmings, a professional BMX rider who holds three Guinness World Records and ‘Greater Manchester’s Got Talent’ competition winners, Greswell Primary School dance group from Tameside.

The School Games Organisers across Greater Manchester have organised local competitions with 80,123 children having taken part in this academic year so far with many more competitions to come.

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