City workers go back to school with sports day

Rounders match between Preston City Council and UCLAN in 2015
Rounders match between Preston City Council and UCLAN in 2015
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Business people willswapping smart suits for gym shorts at a fun school sports day themed event.

Preston Guild City Games is encouraging workers to take a trip down memory lane with their colleagues at the Back to School sports day challenge.

Activities will include egg and spoon races, a hula hoop challenge and a tug of war.

And participants are being encouraged to enter into the fun spirit of the day and come in fancy dress.

The annual Games are aimed at Lancashire firms and encourage colleagues to bond as a team and enter into a friendly competition with other companies.

The three day event takes place over two weekends .

May 27 will see a golf competition.

The Back to School sports day takes place on June 4, when there will also be a rounders and football competition.

The fun ends on June 5, with a dragon boat race at the Docks.

Events will be held at a range of venues, including the UCLan Sports Arena in Ingol and Penwortham Golf Club.

Jimmy Khan, head of sport and leisure at Preston Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see Preston businesses coming together and being so enthusiastic about sport and team bonding for their staff.

“We’re hoping for great weather again this year, so get your teams ready and join us!”

Firms already signed up include Lantei Compliance Services; IT Works Resource Group Ltd; and Shout Networ

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