A spectacular for Spartans and school

A BLYTH school which is a member of the Olympic ‘Get Set Schools Network’ is planning a sporting spectacular.

Only days after the Olympic flame passed through the town, Croftway School will be staging a ‘World Sports Week’ to coincide with National Schools Sports Week.

Between June 25 and 29, all 400-plus pupils will participate in a variety of sporting activities.

Working with near neighbours Blyth Spartans Football Club, the event will be staged at Croft Park where, each day, proceedings will commence with an Olympic-style flag parade around the stadium.

Activities will include traditional ones such as multi-skill challenges, running, jumping and throwing but also newer boxercise, mini-golf, tag rugby and Frisbee activities designed to engage all pupils in fun, competitive physical activity.

Winners will be determined on their display of selected Olympic and Paralympic values, such as determination, excellence, equality and respect.

Croftway teacher Andy Brown said: “It’s been a mammoth task organising the week, but I’m sure it will be worth it with all of our pupils getting active, experiencing an Olympic style buzz whilst performing in a real stadium and having a great time.

“Our huge thanks must go the Spartans with helping out as well as providing the major trophy – a new House Sports Shield.

“This is a new venture and it follows hot on the heels of our fantastic success last week when our talented Year 6 athletes won the ‘Torch Relay’ at Blyth Sports Hall Athletics Championship as the Olympic torch arrived at the leisure centre.”

Parents and family are invited to watch from the stands and further details will be circulated to parents before the big week.