SCHOOL children took part in a variety of sporting activity as the SPLAT Festival returned to the borough.

Around 400 pupils from 12 primary schools, including St Thomas Primary School in Leigh, converged on Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre to compete in athletics, rugby, football, basketball and dance.

SPLAT, which stands for sport, participation, leadership, achievement and teamwork, is a programme run by leisure provider WLCT’s Sports Development Unit.

Throughout the year, pupils take part in various tasks and activities allowing them to gain rewards and points to receive free stickers, badges and t-shirts, all culminating in the inter-schools SPLAT Festival.

Jane Bent, from WLCT, said: “It’s been another great year for SPLAT, with some fantastic young people taking part. The festival gave us the chance to reward all their hard work and commitment and it looks set to be a really exciting day for everyone involved.”