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Gidea Park junior school jumps for joy at sports day held at Romford secondary school

PUBLISHED: 15:58 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:58 04 July 2017

Children from Squirrels Heath Junior School enjoying their sports day at the Frances Bardsley Academy

Children from Squirrels Heath Junior School enjoying their sports day at the Frances Bardsley Academy

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Children were hopping, skipping and sprinting their way across the finish line, all in the name of sports day.

Due to Squirrels Heath Junior School, Salisbury Road, Gidea Park, no longer being able to use their neighbouring field, teachers, pupils and their families made their way to Frances Bardsley Academy, Upper Brentwood Road, Romford, to enjoy plenty of exercise.

From the classic egg and spoon and sack races to dribbling basketballs and finding out who can get into a fancy dress costume the quickest, 360 children got to take a break from everyday learning and stretch their legs with some competitive and fun games.

The day was hosted by some of the secondary school pupils at the academy.

PE subject leader Joanne King said: “It was absolutely brilliant, it was very well attended by friends and family members of the pupils who had a lot of support.

“We’d like to say a very big thank you to Frances Bardsley Academy and their students, because without them we wouldn’t have been able to hold the day.”

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