THORNE students took part in an inter-school Olympiad under the watchful eye of a real-life double medallist.
Boys’ and girls’ squads from Trinity Academy travelled up to Northumberland for the annual Emmanuel Schools’ Foundation Olympics where they competed against teams from all of the foundation’s schools.
The competitors were encouraged in their efforts by world-record holding 100m and 200m breastroke swimmer Nick Gillingham who showed off his two Olympic medals.
The Trinity students competed against the three other schools that make up the foundation, Emmanuel College, Gateshead, the King’s Academy, Middlesborough, and host school, Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland.
The athletes competed against the elements - gale force winds - as well as the opponents in a number of disciplines - netball, football, rugby, volley ball, hockey and cross-country.
Trinity’s rugby squad performed particularly well coming second to Emmanuel School after a full day of matches.
Trinity principal Ian Brew said that his students always enjoyed the fixture.