School Sport: Calverton pupils are mini marvels!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 October 2017

Calverton Primary School pupils pose for a picture (Pic: Robert Cooper)

Calverton Primary School pupils pose for a picture (Pic: Robert Cooper)


It may not have been London 2012, but Calverton Primary School was crowned mini Olympic champions at the key stage one event last Thursday.

The mini Olympics were organised by the Cumberland Sports Partnership and teacher Simone Laidlow and saw 18 children from the Beckton-based school travel to take part.

The competition was filled with events, including different obstacles and challenges like speed bounce, balancing, throwing, running and games for hand-eye co-ordination.

And Calverton came out on top of 15 other schools that entered the competition.

They won the speed bounce, balancing and the running events to give them a total of 53 points, which sealed a comfortable 17-point victory overall.

Scott Wilkie and Hallisville were the joint runners-up with 36 points across all the events.

The annual event is set to be back next year.

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