Sun shines for games

St Helen's Primary School on the Headland held its sports day. One of the sprint races.
St Helen's Primary School on the Headland held its sports day. One of the sprint races.
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SCHOOL pupils proved to be good sports in an event to mark Olympic year.

Youngsters at St Helen’s Primary School, on the Headland in Hartlepool, enjoyed a sports day with an Olympic theme.

They took part in a range of events including an obstacle race, sprints, a team relay, tug-of-war and throwing events.

The event was held after a competition had to be cancelled because of the weather that was due to feature schools from the north of Hartlepool.

Year 6 pupil Jack Turner, 11, won a special medal in the competition after winning his fourth sprint event at successive annual sports days.

Around 160 youngsters took part in the competition and around 300 parents attended to watch.

Gill Burdis, deputy headteacher at the school in Durham Street, Hartlepool, said: “The children loved it and mums and dads really loved coming into the school as well.

“The sun shone and it was warm and sunny while it was on.

“I hope the London 2012 Games go as well as this.”