Blyth event keeps Olympic legacy alive
Local school children took part in an Olympic legacy event at Blyth Sports Centre last week - the 6th year the event has run since the London 2012 Olympics.
Around 80 athletes from five schools in the Bedlington and Blyth area competed in a swimming gala and athletics competition which aimed to continue the olympic values within sport of respect, friendship, determination, courage and equality.
The event was organised by Active Northumberland and funded by Blyth Town Council.
Margaret Richardson from Blyth Town Council said:
“The day was an enormous success and tremendous fun with some great teamwork, sporting skill and behaviour.
“We felt it important to continue the sporting momentum and goodwill of the London Olympic Games and give something back to the youth of the area by investing in this annual event."
Warren Taylor from Blyth Town Council added:
“ As well as representing a fun day out, the event provides Blyth with a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics, one of the main aims laid out by Lord Sebastian Coe when brining the Olympics to England.”
All children who took part received medals and certificates for their sporting endeavours.
The winning school was Croftway Primary.
Pictured: Winners of the swimming and athletics competitions for the Blyth Olympics Legacy event which was funded by Blyth Town Council and organised by Active Northumberland. Also pictured: Town councillors Margaret Richardson and Warren Taylor.