EARBY Springfield School became athletics county runners up and Pendle badminton champions, both on the same day.

It is the third consecutive year that the school athletics team have represented Pendle at the small school’s indoor county finals in Blackpool where mixed teams of boys and girls take part in a variety of track and field events.

After battling it out with children from 16 other Lancashire schools, each representing their area, it was too close to call. But after all the points had been added up, Springfield - for Earby - was declared runners up, just narrowly losing to Lancaster by two points.

Later the same day, three team members, Leah Jarvis, Seth Rawlinson and Rosie Hill, joined James Maybury at Nelson and Colne college to play in the Pendle Primary School Badminton competition.

The team were undefeated throughout and were crowned Pendle Primary Badminton champions for the third year.

Head teacher Dawn Liversidge said: “ This is yet another great achievement for our sports teams and is a reflection of the dedication of the children and staff who are involved in the extra- curricular sports’ clubs”