February 8th, 2018
Calderdale continued their fantastic run in Panathlon competitions, by winning the West Yorkshire Primary Panathlon. St Augustine’s from Halifax were the victorious team at the Huddersfield Leisure Centre, defeating 9 other schools from across Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Kirklees.
St Augustine’s, (pictured in yellow) the 2017 Yorkshire wide champions, again, showed their skill. Dawn Kellet, lead teacher said: “It is great to have been involved again; it gives our school a great focus and we cant wait for the Yorkshire Finals!”
“What a fantastic event this is and we really want our schools to achieve in this,” said Calderdale SGO Lead Colin Crowther. “It’s just brilliant for the kids and it’s all about their camaraderie. Panathlon has generated a tradition of success across Calderdale and we want to continue this”. We will be holding another Calderdale Primary day, such is the demand.”
Lucy Wall from the Yorkshire Sport Foundation said: “It was an honour having Panathlon as part of our School Games programme. We always have excess demand, Calderdale continue to set the standard and are tough competition.”
Amanda Simpson of Girlington Primary in Bradford, whose school finished third in the Yorkshire wide finals in December said, “the school again had a great day, we look forward to taking our deaf/hearing impaired children to the next Panathlon event. These events do so much for our children”
1. St Augustine’s -Calderdale
2. Saville Park – Calderdale
3. Ireland Wood- Leeds
4. Lowerfield -Bradford
5. Moorlands – Kirklees
6. Girlington- Bradford
7. Kingsland Stanley -Wakefield
8. West Silc Hollybush -Leeds
9= Kingsland Castleford -Wakefield & Castle Hill -Kirklees
The leadership was undertaken on the day by students from Shelley College, who also worked with 3 SEN leaders from Woodley school in Kirklees.
Special thanks goes to Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Hays Travel.