Merseyside Primary Schools Panathlon Challenge 2016


We were delighted to host the Merseyside Schools Primary Panathlon Challenge 2016 on 10th March. The event was organised by the Panathlon Challenge – a national charity that provides sporting opportunities to over 7,500 disabled young people a year.

It is run as a multi-sport competition and the children took part in a range of sports including boccia, polybat, table cricket, football and sports hall athletics. The day-long event was supported by volunteers from Greenbank College / Liverpool John Moores University Foundation Degree students.

Jon White, PE Teacher and Inclusion Lead at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College said:

“Panathlon is an extremely important competition. We have brought children along today, who really worry about new things. Coming here gives them an opportunity to overcome their anxieties and take part in a wide range of fun activities, whilst representing their borough.

The day is very well organised and the children get a t-shirt and medal to recognise their achievement, but aren’t put under any pressure.”

The team representing St Helens – which included pupils from Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College – overcame strong competition from the other Merseyside boroughs; Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton and Wirral to win this year’s event by 18 points.


St Helens 102 1
Knowsley 84 2
Halton 78 3
Wirral 74 4
Liverpool 68 5
Sefton 46 6