Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School, Chorley are through to the SPAR Lancashire School Games County Final after taking victory in the orienteering competition.

The school, which has won the competition for the second year in succession, will now face other winners from across Lancashire at the finals which are set to take place at Stanley Park, Blackpool on July 1.

Pupils from St Mary’s clocked the fastest times on the day by a large margin with the first pair of completing the course held at Parklands High School in just 13 minutes 7 seconds.

The orienteering district competition was organised by Chorley SSP and South Ribble Orienteering Club with help also from Southlands, Holy Cross and St Michael’s High Schools.

Gemma Stokes, School Games Organiser for Chorley, said: “Major thanks to everyone involved. This event was delivered in partnership with South Ribble Orienteering Club so the children could get a real feel for what to expect in the county finals.”

Around 3,000 primary and secondary pupils from across the county are expected to take part in the SPAR Lancashire School Games which are part of the national £128m School Games programme, aimed at motivating and inspiring youngsters to take part in competitive school sport.