Jumping for joy: Sunderland youngsters’ sports week

Obstacle races at Bernard Gilpin Primary school, Hall lane, Houghton, during their sports day, on Thursday
Obstacle races at Bernard Gilpin Primary school, Hall lane, Houghton, during their sports day, on Thursday
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HAPPY youngsters enjoyed a week of activities having fun and keeping fit.

The children of Bernard Gilpin Primary School, in Sunderland, will be ready for the summer holidays following a week of both off site and on site sporting activities.

Lynsey Johnson, teacher and PE co-ordinator at the Houghton school, said a huge amount of effort went into organising the massive range of activities the children enjoyed.

Each class had at least one out of school visit, which included horse riding, skiing, football at Bede College, 10-pin bowling, climbing, carting and swimming.

During the week, a number of specialists visited the school to teach the children some other new activities including zumba, cheerleading, street dance, tennis, rugby, cricket, martial arts, golf and fencing.

Mrs Johnson said the school also hosted a visit from a Year 6 class from a primary school in Carlisle for a trans-Pennine football and tag rugby competition.

She said: “Each class focused on a Wimbledon theme throughout the week and researched information about one male and female player participating in the tournament.”

They also decorated the classrooms in flags linked to each of the tennis players.

To round off the week, the children held their traditional sports day.