Pupils excel in athletics

Jordan Armitage, Renford Wales, Connor Herridge, Ross Pentleton and Ryan Armstrong compete at Bede Academy's sports day
Jordan Armitage, Renford Wales, Connor Herridge, Ross Pentleton and Ryan Armstrong compete at Bede Academy's sports day
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YOUNG athletes having been breaking records at an annual sports day.

Students from Bede Academy in Blyth, took to the field and track to compete in middle distance and sprint races, long and high jump, shot and javelin.

Year 7 student Rebecca Douglas added the 1500m with a time of 6.28min to her collection of records she achieved last year in the 60m and 100m sprints.

New records were also set in the hurdles, 60m and 80m sprints, girls 4x100m and ball throwing.

Year 8 student Nathaniel Lynn took first position in the hurdles, 100m and 200m races, and Alex Robinson, also from Year 8, took the honours in the 800m, long and triple jumps and second in the discus.

Bethan Sproat was first in the hurdles, high jump and triple jump while Charley Gourley won the 800m and discus.

Head of sport Simon McAree said: “Students love our annual sports day which allows them to compete against their peers and challenges them in a different way to the classroom.

“Our students really rise to the occasion.

“They enjoy the element of competition and are all inspired to do their best by a crop of our own elite athletes who have succeeded in sporting events often beyond the Academy arena.”