Children get into shape at School Games final

Pupils from Rickleton Primary school took 2nd place in the part in the tennis competition as part of the Schools Games Finals for Tyne and Wear at Silksworth community pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre.

Pupils from Rickleton Primary school took 2nd place in the part in the tennis competition as part of the Schools Games Finals for Tyne and Wear at Silksworth community pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre.

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HUNDREDS of schoolchildren gathered in Sunderland for a huge sporting event.

More than 600 youngsters from 50 schools took part in the School Games Finals for Tyne and Wear.

Paralympic athlete Stephen Miller and wheelchair tennis player Antony Cotterill went to cheer on the students at Silksworth Community Pool and Wellness Centre.

Children competed in cricket, disability tennis, golf, gymnastics, mini tennis, powerchair football, quadkid athletics, rugby union and volleyball, and there were medals for all the winners.

Students from each local authority had been competing against their fellow pupils since September to qualify for the final in Sunderland.

The School Games is part of the Government’s plans to create a sporting legacy from the London 2012 Games.