Cricket players in tribute to former teacher

Young cricketers from six county primary schools recently took part in a tournament staged in memory of a former Shrewsbury teacher.

The memorial competition was held at Grange Primary School held in honour of Colin Howard who had been a teacher at the school for 13 years.

The Colin Howard Tournament saw teams from Grange Primary, Harlescott Junior School, St Giles, Greenfields, Whittington and Condover taking part.

Mr Howard’s former partner Bev Williams, who is in charge of pastoral care at Grange Primary, was one of the organisers of the event.

She said: “Colin would have been thrilled with the way the day went – this is the ninth year that it has been held and is always great fun for both the children and parents.

“The tournament proved to be quite competitive with the team from St Giles winning the trophy which was presented by Colin’s father Brian Howard.

“It was a really good day with a lovely atmosphere – the feedback from parents and all the schools involved was extremely positive.”

The event was open to girls and boys aged 10 and 11, and the runners-up place went to the team from Greenfields Primary.

Head teacher at Grange Primary, Marie Sibley, said:  “It is always a great honour to host the tournament and a fitting tribute to Colin.”

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