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Templepatrick School of the Year

23 June 2015

Templepatrick Primary School have been crowned 2014 -15 ‘Active Antrim Primary Schools Challenge School of the Year’, claiming their 5th title in a row.   Antrim Primary finished a close second with Loanends taking third place.

Over the past year, hundreds of Primary School children took part in sports events such as Cross Country, Tag Rugby, Sportshall Athletics, Cheerleading, Netball, Triathlon, Orienteering, Swimming and Kwik Cricket, in order to win points for their school. 

Anna Boyle, Sport and Physical Activity Development Manager says, “We were delighted by the tremendous response from our Primary Schools, during the seventh year of this programme. This year we had 25 primary schools and over 1,000 pupils participating in the events.  I would like to thank all the teachers, coaches and volunteers who made the Challenge such a success.”

Anna continues, “Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is committed to the continued development of sport and physical activity throughout the Borough. Engaging our young people in physical activity at a grass roots level is vitally important and the Primary Schools Challenge is just one of the many ways of helping achieve the Council’s aim of ‘making more people, more active, more often.”

The top six placed schools were invited to attend the Primary Schools Challenge Awards Ceremony which was held at the Antrim Civic Centre, where the winning team was announced.  Representatives for each of the schools were presented with certificates and trophies by the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg.