Race night event a reward for pupils

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Hard-working students have been rewarded for their efforts with an evening of games, challenges and tea with their friends.

Students from across the lower year groups at Bede Academy in Blyth were selected to join the annual ‘Principal’s Race Night’.

After being put into teams they were set a series of challenges to test their physical, mental and teamwork skills including ‘wellie hoying’, wi-fit and a film observation round before enjoying tea in the academy restaurant.

Throughout the evening they had to collect ‘Bedes’, a currency that was then converted into time for the final challenge, a target test against the clock in netball and football.

Lee Woodhouse, 11, from Blyth, said: “My parents thought it was good for the academy to do this for us.

Principal Gwyneth Evans said: “Our Principal’s Race Night recognises those students who have demonstrated good self discipline, have a strong work ethic and make an important contribution to academy life but wouldn’t normally be recognised in a public way.

“It’s a chance for them to try some different activities after school, to have some fun with friends and for the staff to say thank you for their efforts.”