VIDEO: Sports day fun for Greatham pupils

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THEY raced on space hoppers, sprinted for the finish line and hurled javelin throws - and loved every single minute of it.

Pupils from reception all the way through to Year 6 at Greatham Primary School enjoyed an action-packed afternoon at their annual sports day.

The weather wasn’t too kind, but the kids didn’t let it bother them and staff said the youngsters were still talking about the event the next day.

Nicola Dunn, the school’s headteacher, said: “All of the children took part and it was a real success.

“They didn’t let the weather put them off at all and all of the kids were telling us how much they enjoyed it.”

The popular sack race, sprint races of various distances, throwing and jumping events all featured in the sports day.

The event was organised at the end of Healthy School Week, which had featured a number of activities over the course of the five days. Hartlepool United ran coaching sessions with the children and the kids also took part in some healthy eating sessions, organised by Asda.

The Year 5 and 6 pupils also got the chance to play golf at the recently opened Sports Domes, in Seaton Carew.

Mrs Dun added: “Lots of exciting activities and events were planned for the children during the week. It was something different for them which also got across some important messages about being healthy.”