Lancashire Youth Games 2017...
On Tuesday 4th July, two sports teams from Gisburn Primary School went forward to represent the Ribble Valley at the Spa Lancashire Youth Games which was held at Stanley Park in Blackpool.
Yrs. 3 & 4 Mini-Tennis
For the second consecutive year a Gisburn team represented Ribble Valley District at mini tennis. Unfortunately, for this year’s team, conditions for tennis were the worst experienced for ten years with heavy rain leaving courts covered in puddles - even requiring the organisers to brush down the courts between games. The balls retained moisture becoming heavier and bouncing ever lower – if at all – making playing exceptionally difficult. Gisburn were in a group with South Ribble, City of Lancaster and Blackburn with Darwen and, although not progressing beyond the group stage, all the team managed some good play, despite the terrible conditions.
Thank you to: Cathy Holmes for helping with the team, Ribble Valley Tennis Centre for loan of a net and all the parents who came to Blackpool to support the team. Well Done Team Gisburn!
Yrs. 5 & 6 Orienteering Six Year 5 and 6 children followed the map to success with their orienteering and managed to come 6th out of 17 teams - a huge achievement, well done!