Olympic day for children

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Youngsters from Blyth have taken part in an athletics event to commemorate when the Olympic Torch Relay passing through the town last year.

The event was funded by Blyth Town Council as a legacy to the 2012 Olympics, and organised by Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure and the Blyth / Bedlington School Sport programme.

The event was attended by five primary schools in Blyth – Horton Grange, Morpeth Road, Croftway, Bede Academy South and St Wilfrids – who competed in a series of athletics events including running, jumping and throwing.

The children also got to meet Alan Hoyle, one of the 2012 torch bearers, who wore his Olympic track suit and brought along his torch.

Croftway were crowned the overall winners and retained the trophy they won last year.

Bede Academy South came a close second.