Youngsters show off sporting skills

YOUNG athletes have been taking part in their end of year sport days competition.

Families, friends and fellow classmates lined the sports fields throughout Brighouse to cheer on the competitors.

A range of sporting challenges tested the pupils range of attributes whether it was speed in the 100m race, strength in throwing events or team work in the relays.

Year three to six from Longroyde Junior school took part in their in house competition between the harriers, falcons kestrels and hawks.

Year three and four then took part in the standing jump and year five and six pupils competed in the triple jump. The shot putt and javelin rounded of the field events.

The runners then had their chance to shine with the hurdles, 100m, 200m 400m, and relay race rounded of proceedings.

Field Lane Junior and Infant school held their competition with key stage one and two took part in the skipping race, 50 metre dash, the fancy dress race, bean bag throw, standing jump and the sitting football throw.

Not only were pupils showing of the sporting prowess on the day but the Year Two Athletics team produced an outstanding display at an sport tournament.

The side took part in a competition at Rastrick High school going up against the other primary schools in Rastrick.

Some great performances by Shannon Collins, Charlotte Bailey, Quinn Austin, Amari David, Josh Binns, Mason Townley ensured the team triumphed and finished first overall.

Pupils from Rastrick Independent were also heavily involved with activities as they took part in the Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.

The initiative uses the power of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games to inspire millions of young people to take part in more sport and physical activity.