THE Runcorn and Widnes Primary High 5 competitions once again provided a great opportunity for pupils to develop their team work, tactical and playing skills in a competitive environment.
High 5 can be for mixed or single-sex teams with a maximum of two boys on court at any one time.
The Heath School hosted the Runcorn High 5 Netball competition and saw Halton Lodge Primary School take the 2011/12 title.
The Widnes Primary School Sports Association High 5 Netball competition took place at Kingsway Leisure Centre. The competition was supported on the day by Halton Netball Club and Halton Sports Development who used their specialist netball knowledge to officiate the matches and provided coaching tips to the children involved.
Halton Netball Club also promoted the opportunity for the children to take part in netball outside of their school environment by informing the participants of their Junior coaching sessions.
Schools participating included St Bedes Catholic Juniors A & B, Fairfield Juniors, Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour, Ditton Primary A & B, and St John Fisher Catholic Primary.
It was a closely fought competition with all schools playing each other in a round format. Every pupil received a certificate of participation and the winners were presented with a trophy.
The runners up were St Bedes Catholic Juniors with 13 points, and the winners were St John Fisher Catholic Primary who were undefeated and crowned the 2011/12 title with a maximum 15 points.
Karen Drake, Halton School Games Organiser, said: “High 5 is the massively popular entry game for netball. It’s a great way for children to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends.
“It’s designed specifically for children, aged 9-11, and uses fun and variety to get them into the game, polish skills and aid fitness.
“A key part of High 5 is players rotating round positions. This means that all young people get to experience every position on court and makes for fitter more adaptable players as they develop and get older.”