On Wednesday 21st June Thornton Hough Primary and Holy Trinity came to a Junior Athletics Day here at Kingsmead.

In all, 16 Year 7 and 8 students helped to organise the day and they did an amazing job, warming up groups of children, explaining and demonstrating the events and measuring and recording. There were 96 athletes taking part in all eight events: 400m, 75m sprint, ball push, standing board jump, five stride challenge, rounders ball throw, speed bounce and obstacle relay.

The sun shone on the children and on the many spectators who came to cheer on the competitors. All were rewarded with lolly ices and lemonade!

It was a wonderful day and we took lots of photographs – but due to the difficulty of checking which children from our visiting schools had photo permissions – and the importance of getting this right – we have chosen to just share just two simple images with you …