COMMONWEALTH Games fever has been sweeping across the schools in the town as youngsters lined up for a themed sports day.

Pupils from primary schools across the borough took on the role of commonwealth nations to compete in the day organised by Warrington School Sports Partnership.

The event, held at LiveWire’s Orford Jubilee Park, came as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is just four weeks away.

Year six pupils from Westbrook Old Hall Primary School performed a Haka from their adopted nation New Zealand while youngsters from St Barnabas played African drums as part of the opening ceremony.

Then it was down to business as children competed in a variety of sports helped by Priestley College students with sponsorship from Asda and Sports Leaders UK.

Penny Moorfield, PE and school sport manager at Warrington School Sports Partnership, said: “Schools left having had a fun filled action packed day with great feedback from schools and staff hoping that we can do the same event next year – Road to Rio!”

Results: Cycling, supported by British Cycling and Warrington Borough Council transport department - Meadowside Primary School.

Archery - first Great Sankey Primary School, second Winwick Primary School, third St Barnabas CE Primary School.

Athletics - first St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, second Winwick Primary School, third Bradshaw Primary School.

Football – first Westbrook Old Hall Primary School, second Winwick Primary, third Great Sankey Primary School, fourth St Ann’s CE Primary School.

Orienteering, supported by NW orienteering - first Christ Church CE Primary School, second Bradshaw Primary School and third Woolston CE Primary School.

Golf, supported by Walton Hall Municipal Golf Course - first Great Sankey Primary School, second Winwick CE Primary School, third Westbrook Old Hall Primary School

Tennis – first Woolston CE Primary School, second Westbrook Old Hall Primary School and third Bradshaw Primary School.