Local school children took part in an Olympic legacy event at Blyth Sports Centre today ( Thursday 4 July ), the 7th year the event has run since the London 2012 Olympics.
Around 60 young athletes from four schools in Blyth 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 deputy mayor from Blyth Town Council attended the prize giving presentations. She said:
“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.
“ 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.”
Franki Clark, School Sport Programme Manager with Active Northumberland said:
“ The day was an enormous success and tremendous fun with some great teamwork, sporting skill and behaviour on display. “.
Year five and six pupils from Morpeth Road Primary School, Malvins Close First School, Newsham Primary and Croftway Academy took part and all received medals and certificates for their sporting endeavours.