Two primary schools teamed up for a charity netball match which  got the teachers and parents involved too.

Earlier this month, staff from Lostock Primary School and The Gates Primary School took part in a charity netball match, with pupils, parents and family members spectating and cheering on both teams. 

Money was being raised for youth homeless support charity, Back-Up North West.

Headteacher of Lostock Primary School, Vicki Guest said: “We hoped the match would promote staff physical and mental well-being, inspire our children, be an enjoyable evening for all and raise money towards a local charity- Back Up North West.

"Our pupil leaders have been working with Back Up North West as part of our Bright Leader project, where pupils learn leadership skills and enhance their character development through charity work."

Back Up North West provides multiple services across Bolton to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

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Mrs Guest added: "We have been collaborating with The Gates Primary School in numerous ways this academic year.

"Sean Doherty - headteacher at The Gates Primary School - and I thought this would be a lovely way to end the year.

"So far we have raised over £60 for Back Up North West and enjoyed a fabulous community event.

"The final score, after a highly competitive game, was a draw at 4-4. Well done to all involved!”