Hornchurch youngsters get active for National Schools’ Sports Week

Oliver Phoi - Onto completing a relay race at Nelmes Primary School's sports day

Oliver Phoi - Onto completing a relay race at Nelmes Primary School's sports day - Credit: Archant

Youngsters got active for National Schools’ Sports Week last week.

Navpreet Mann completing a relay race at Nelmes Primary School's sports day.

Navpreet Mann completing a relay race at Nelmes Primary School's sports day. - Credit: Archant

Children from Nelmes Primary School, in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, took part in a school sports day last Thursday for the Lloyds TSB sports event.

Nelmes Primary School, in Hornchurch, held a sports day for National Schools' Sports Week.

Nelmes Primary School, in Hornchurch, held a sports day for National Schools' Sports Week. - Credit: Archant

The children, from Years 1 and 2, completed fitness activities and individual and relay races to mark the occasion.

Headteacher Vivien Shooter said: “We were just so pleased to see the children enjoying the sports.

“The weather was beautiful, it was a really enjoyable day for the children and they loved every bit of it.


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“It was lovely to see them encouraging each other.”

The 120 pupils participating were presented with certificates for their enthusiasm and were joined by employees from Lloyds’ Hornchurch branch.

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Ms Shooter, who is preparing for the school’s annual sports day, added: “It was really lovely for someone else to come in and encourage the children to do their best.

“I think the key is that the children really enjoy sport and they are hopefully going to want to carry on doing sporting activities later on in their life.”

An estimated three million students took part in the week, which is designed to persuade young people to engage with sport.

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