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Academy’s youngest students compete in sports days


Jul 23, 2017 #Bede Academy, #Blyth

An academy’s youngest students enjoyed a taste of competition at their first sports day.

Nursery children at Bede Academy, in Blyth, took part in balancing, throwing and running events, cheering each other on while watched by parents and other family members.

The events were moved indoors after rain was forecast with the school hall providing an alternative venue, which also hosted parents’ hopping races.

Earlier in the week, students in Years 1 and 2 put on a sporting spectacle in a carousel of more advanced jumping, balancing, throwing and even space hopping events.

This time, house honours were at stake as the youngest members of Oswald, Aidan and Cuthbert houses gained points that will contribute towards one of them lifting the house cup at the end of the year.

Separate sports days will be held for students in the older year groups, with some in Years 5 and 6 competing at the Delaval sports ground.

Head of Primary Years Bethan Harding said: “It’s been a week of sporting action with some brilliant performances from the children. They’ve all had a lot of fun and it was great to see so many families coming along to support them.”

By Emily