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A cheerful victory for St Joseph's Primary School, Crumlin

05 March 2016

Over 310 young cheerleaders from twelve Primary Schools throughout the Borough took part in the Primary Schools Cheerleading Festival at Antrim Forum last week.

Each school was judged by UKCA Cheerleading officials as they performed their own original 2 minute Cheerleading routine. It was St Joseph’s Primary School Crumlin who led the cheering challenge, impressing the judges with their routine and claiming top points to take first place. 

St Joseph’s Primary School Antrim finished in second place with Ballyclare Primary School a very close third.  The prestigious team spirit award was awarded to Antrim Primary School.

Anna Boyle, Development Manager, Physical Activity programmes with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council explains, “The Primary Schools Cheerleading festival is an excellent opportunity for local schools to engage in dance and gymnastics. The event brings such a positive atmosphere to the challenge and it was wonderful to see all the pupils cheering each other on. Our Active Communities Dance Leader, Claire Mullan, helped set the tone for the event by delivering sessions in schools prior to the event, assisting teachers and staff from each school with their cheer routines and music”.

Primary School children also had an opportunity to watch a professional cheerleading routine performed by the American School of Madrid (ASM) Lancers.

For further information on the Primary Schools Events please contact a member of the Leisure Team T. 028 9446 3113 or E. [email protected] gov.uk