Pupils are faster, higher, stronger

WITH the Olympics well under way, more than 1,000 pupils from schools across Doncaster had a taste of what the athletes would be going through.

Year seven youngsters hopped, skipped, jumped and sprinted through Olympic-themed events to compete for that coverted top podium spot in their very own mini Olympics.

The day saw youngsters from Kirk Sandall Infants, Copley Junior and Richmond Hill Primary at Sprotbrough, Barnburgh Primary, Highwoods Primary at Mexborough, Town Field Primary, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary at Intake compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. Competitors also made banners and flags for each school, performed a show-stopping opening ceremony before the games began at Castle Park in Armthorpe.

Janet Foster, headteacher of Kirk Sandall Infants, said: “The children had a fantastic time and we were very proud of the way they competed and celebrated each others’ successes. It was all conducted in the true Olympic spirit, the weather was beautiful and it seemed like the sun was shining on the righteous.”

The event took months of planning with children working hard to make their banners and flags and Mrs Foster paid tribute to the efforts of the groundsmen and staff at Castle Park who marked out the running track and field events.