Kids battle it out to be county champions

Three hundred school children were competing against each other this morning on a county athletics tournament.

The Northumberland had recently qualified to compete against each other in the county’s Sportshall Athletics tournament for the honor of becoming county champions.

Schools from across the county were at the event, which is organised by the Northumberland Athletics Network and Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure Trust forms part of the Northumberland School Games programme.

It is a national programme designed to engage thousands of children to inspire them to play more sport and the day is also designed to enable every school and child the opportunity to participate in competitive sport including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.

Sportshall Athletics provides the ideal format in which to introduce young people to athletics and multi-skills competition.

The Sportshall Award Scheme offers a structured approach to the teaching of skills and introduces some elements of competition, Sportshall Primary significantly enhances the experience…

• Introducing young people to competition in a fun team based format

• Encouraging mass participation with teams including up to 30 children

• Promoting local delivery through a programme of cluster and Partnership events