A project to introduce Helsby Hillside Primary School pupils to indoor short mat bowling has rounded off the season with a presentation day.

The 32 pupils who took part in the weekly lessons, in which they competed to become the best indoor bowler for 2014, were each given a medal and the overall winner Grace Rimmer was presented with the Les Harrington Cup and a replica cup, which she will keep herself, by local bowler Les Harrington.

The project, which started in November 2013, was made possible by grants and support from Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

British Crown Green Bowling coach John Clements said: “This was a new sporting activity the children had never done before, and therefore it was quite a challenge for all 32 of them to master.

“But all of them really enjoyed it and came through with flying colours, each wanting to become the eventual winner.

“This has been a very successful event and it will continue each year when the next Year 6 class will compete for the cup, but for now the bowling will continue outside, which all the children are looking forward to.”