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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Barrow pupils take chance to try sports at summer school

YOUNGSTERS took part in a host of sporting activities at Furness Academy.

The school’s annual summer fun week, now in its sixth consecutive year, was organised in conjunction with Barrow Borough Sports Council and gave youngsters aged six to 11 the chance to take part in a range of sports.

Furness Academy hosted the fun-packed week which was delivered by 20 sports leaders selected from the academy, as well as from other schools and colleges across the
borough.

The group of young leaders took part in an intensive week of training delivered by local sports coaches and Furness Academy staff ahead of the public sessions held last week.

Penny Pearce, Furness Academy PE teacher and summer school manager, said the leaders, aged between 15 and 17, delivered a safe, active and fun week of sports to more than 60 youngsters.

Activities on offer included zumba, tennis, rounders, basketball, cricket and canoeing and were held at Duddon Canoe Club and Hoops Basketball Centre as well as Furness Academy’s indoor and outdoor sport areas.

Mrs Pearce said: “Each year the leaders and helpers are a pleasure to work with. This allows the youngsters to have a super sports week in a great atmosphere and in the run up to the Olympics we are all feeling brilliant.

“The mayor attending our presentation finished the week off really well. A special thank you to the staff for their tireless efforts once again.”

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