Hoop, skip and jump on offer at sports day

Aidan Monaghan clears his final hurdle in a race at Bede Academy primary sports day.
Aidan Monaghan clears his final hurdle in a race at Bede Academy primary sports day.
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YOUNGSTERS proved they were full of beans as well as being on the ball at their school’s annual sports day.

Students from the nursery up to Year 6 at Blyth’s Bede Academy impressed friends and family with their sporting prowess.

The youngest children took part in beanbag races, hoop trials and ball-balancing relays.

Older pupils competed at hurdles, sprints, jumping, netball, relay and a child-friendly javelin contest.

Students from the academy’s secondary years were on hand to help organise the games, and at the end of the day, there were races for parents, grandparents and staff.

Headteacher Irene Watson said: “Our sports days take on a carnival feel, and we are thrilled at how well supported they have become by students’ families and friends.

“The children absolutely love taking part, and sport has an incredible number of benefits for their development, including fitness, teamwork, handling success and failure and having fun.”