Cartmel hosted the Peninsula Games, a inter-school celebration of sport involving over 500 children from 7 primary schools. 

Students from Allithwaite, Cartmel, Grange, Flookburgh, Lindale, Leven Valley and Den Barwick went to Cartmel Priory Secondary School to compete in the games. 

The Peninsula Games was in recognition of the Commonwealth Games that will be starting in Birmingham. In 2012 a similar event was put on to mark the Olympics, and again in 2016. 

The Westmorland Gazette: The procession was led by students carrying flags and the torches, as well as the athletesThe procession was led by students carrying flags and the torches, as well as the athletes

The event was attended by a group of sports champions with connections to the area. It was led by a procession with real torches from the London Olympics. Craig Heap is a former Olympic gymnast who led the opening ceremony with a rousing speech about getting children interested in sports.

He was joined by Paralympian hammer thrower Bethan Lishman, former England U-18 footballer and Blackburn Rovers player Kelsey Pearson, and off-triathalon world champion Rennell Brennan. 

Kelsey said: "I like to support the local community. I know quite of few of these children this is the secondary school that I went to. I know that they have been looking forward to this for a few months. 

"Anyone can do it if you really put your mind to it. The women's game is progressing massively, most of my role models were men but the girls I used to play with as a kid are becoming the next generation of role models." 

Renell said: "I'm helping them do the cycling event. I was a P.E teacher that worked at Walney School for sixteen years. We're doing the event so that all the children are going to get the chance to do cycling activities." 

Craig said: " I just think that more events and more young people doing this the better. I'm going to go round and interact with the kids with my medals."

Ian Nicol, the head teacher of Leven Primary School and one of the main organisers of the event said: "The funding and support we've had from the local community is amazing. I think it's really exciting there's a real buzz and a thirst for these events again."