Celebrating sporting and charity success

Netball team from Globe Primary School

Netball team from Globe Primary School

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A LANCING school with a history of sporting success is celebrating after it qualified for the district final of netball and raised more than £100 for charity.

The Globe Primary School, in Irene Avenue, secured a convincing win against its rivals when schools from Lancing and Sompting met for the area’s annual netball tournament for primary schools.

In the end-of-season tournament, which took place three weeks ago, the Globe won 7-1 against Seaside Primary School, and 5-2 against Sompting Village Primary School.

This was followed by a 3-1 win against North Lancing Primary School, securing maximum points for the Globe.

This means the school will now go on to represent Lancing when it competes in the schools district final, which will be held in Angmering on May 2.

Sporting success was combined with fund-raising when the school raised money for a good cause.

The school raised funds for the charity Sport Relief when it staged a special sports extravaganza.

Taking place on the school’s field, the extravaganza involved 550 children taking part in a variety of unusual games and activities.

Among the unusual sports and activities children took part in were tri golf, parachutes, assault courses and ultimate frizbee, as well as conventional sports such as rugby.

The children were also given the chance to walk in the shoes of Paralympic athletes, when they were introduced to the game of goal ball, for the visually impaired.

The school raised more than £160 from the day’s sporting activities, which were held last month.

Linda Francis, admin support at the school, said: “Looking across the field was a snapshot of more than 200 children actively enjoying sport in the sunshine. Great fun was had by all.

“The children each brought in 20 pence or a donation and wore their chosen sporting clothes.”