Sport stars battle for the honours

Young sports stars were pounding the track and field thanks to support from volunteers at a Blyth school.

More than 350 Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in their annual area athletics championships at Monkton Stadium.

The six local primary schools participated in a number of athletic events that were led by The Blyth Academy Sports Leaders.

These students have volunteered at events throughout the year to arrange and support transition events at the Blyth Academy where each local primary school is invited for a morning of sport and games.

The Sports Leaders plan the event in advance and then referee and run the event.

At Blyth Sports Centre, the sports leaders supported the Olympic legacy event that has been sponsored by Blyth Valley Town and Council where six primary schools came together to battle out for the title of Indoor Athletics Champions, where the winning team was Malvin’s Close Primary School who only beat the runner-up by two points.

The Mayor of Blyth, Coun Olga Potts, was present throughout the games and presented medals to the top three schools and the trophy to Malvin’s Close.

The school sports partnership manager, Paul Woodall, said: “This group of year 12 students are an absolute credit to the school and proved superb ambassadors for the younger pupils, many of which will be joining The Blyth Academy in September.

“Events like this are not possible without the support of the sports leaders who were absolutely superb and played a huge role in making each event the success it was.”