West Lancs schools score
places at SPAR Lancashire School Games
PUPILS from a trio of West Lancashire
schools are celebrating success after securing 3 of the few remaining places at
the largest youth sporting event in the county, the SPAR Lancashire School
Up Holland High School secured a win in a duathlon competition at Edge Hill
University, while Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School took victory in
Meanwhile Woodland Community Primary School secured 1st place in a tri golf
tournament after battling it out against 8 other West Lancashire school
teams at Glenburn Sports College. The students stormed to success, competing
eight different golfing challenges and pipping Delph Side Community Primary
School to the top spot.
Up Holland High School, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School and Woodland
Community Primary School will now go on to represent West Lancashire at the SPAR
Lancashire School Games county finals where they will compete against teams from
14 other Lancashire districts to be named county champions in duathlon, handball
and tri golf.
Now in its 10th year, the SPAR Lancashire School Games comprises 2 main events
designed to give all children the opportunity to participate in competitive
Schools across Lancashire will now battle it out for a place at the SPAR
Lancashire School Games county finals, to compete against pupils from 15 county
districts to be crowned champions in sports including rounders, tennis,
orienteering, netball, athletics and gymnastics.
Over 2,400 youngsters are expected to take part in the event at Stanley Park in
Blackpool on 5 July 2016, a result of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, which inspired thousands of children to participate in
The event is organised by Lancashire Sport
Partnership. It is implemented by the
County's School Games Organisers and sponsored by James Hall and Company Ltd, the
SPAR distributors for the North of England. It is part of the national £128m
school games programme.
Breastfeeding celebrated in
A series of activities to celebrate
breastfeeding are taking place in Liverpool, until 26 June 2016, as part of
'National Breastfeeding Celebration Week.'
The events are organised by Liverpool Community Bambis,
who offer breastfeeding support to mums include:-
► Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - a teddy bears picnic is being held at Walton
Children's Centre, from 1:30pm to 3pm. Call:- 0151 233 6620, to book a place.
► Thursday, 23 June 2016 - a vintage afternoon tea party is happening at Tuebrook
Children's Centre, from 12:30pm to 2pm. Call:- 0151 233 3830, to book a place.
► Friday, 24 June 2016 - Liverpool Community Bambis will be in the foyer at
Liverpool Women's Hospital during the day offering advice and support.
Although breastfeeding is on the increase in Liverpool, the City still lags
behind the national average with only around ½ of new mums feeding naturally
compared to almost ¾ across the Ccountry, and this drops to 35
percent at 6 to 8 weeks compared to 44% across the rest of the Country.
Cabinet member for children's services, Councillor Barry Kushner, said:-
"Experts are united in the view that breast feeding even for a short period of
time gives children the very best start in life.
We recognise that it can be difficult for new mums, which is why the work of
Liverpool Community Bambis in offering support and advice is absolutely
invaluable. These events are a fun way of spreading the word about the
benefits of breastfeeding and informing women about the advantages for the
health of both baby and mother. We want mums to know that there is lots of
health and support out there for them if they need it."
Sandra Davies, Liverpool's Director of Public Health said:- "Breastmilk
really does give babies the best start, as it is all that's needed for the 1st 6
months of life. It protects babies from infections and diseases and has many
benefits for both children and mothers."
A Breastfeeding Welcome scheme, with more than 200 places that will accommodate
and welcome families in Liverpool, has been established. A list of venues, and
more information about the importance of breast feeding, is available
Mums are being urged to support the week of events by sharing pictures and
thoughts on social media such as Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #celebratingbreastfeeding.
Liverpool Community Bambis can be found on Facebook and are on Twitter @bambisliverpool.
During Breast Feeding Awareness week the Bambis team at Liverpool Women's
Hospital will be sharing interesting facts and information on social media at:-
CCTV stills of 2 men wanted in connection to
burglary in Southport
DETECTIVES have released a CCTV image
of 2 men they would like to speak to following a burglary at a house in
Shortly after midday on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 unknown offenders forced entry to
a property on Silverthorne Drive and made an untidy search before leaving the
scene on foot.
Officers have viewed CCTV from the surrounding area and are keen to
men in the images or anyone who might recognise them as they believe they might
have information that could help their enquiries.
Officers would like the men, or anyone who recognises them to contact Liverpool
CID on:- 0151 777 4060 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on:- 0800 555 111.