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Children enjoying the Northern Hartlepool Family of Schools summer games.

Children enjoying the Northern Hartlepool Family of Schools summer games.

HUNDREDS of budding sports girls and boys had a fantastic time in a collective schools athletics competition.

Over 600 children from the North Hartlepool Family of Schools, which includes primary schools from the north of the town, participated in two mornings of athletics competitions.

The fun contest called the North Hartlepool Family of Schools’ Summer Games 2014, saw the youngsters take part in 166 individual events, with 498 medals being won by the talented athletes from the seven schools.

The overall winning school was Clavering Primary School which amassed 1,930 points in comparison with second-placed Barnard Grove with 1,210 points, and third-placed West View with 800 points.

Clavering Deputy Headteacher and North Hartlepool Family of Schools’ network facilitator Neil McAvoy praised all of the competitors, saying: “The level of competition amongst the schools has been very high and it has been fantastic to see children right across the age range of all six of the primary schools have the opportunity to compete.”

He added: “Winning the Summer Games has rounded off a very successful athletics season for Clavering.

“This success is testimony to the quality of the PE teaching across the school and how the Clavering staff, pupils and families work together to ensure that the school’s competitive sport programme plays an important part in the overall success of the school.”

The North Hartlepool Family of Schools’ network facilitators have organised a variety of events across the course of the year, aiming to further raise academic achievement across all of the primary schools.

 

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