Sporty pupils try variety of new activities

Sam Wright, 10, of St Michaels School, takes part in the javelin at an Olympic themed sports event at Pheasant Bank Academy, Rossington. Picture: Andrew Roe
Sam Wright, 10, of St Michaels School, takes part in the javelin at an Olympic themed sports event at Pheasant Bank Academy, Rossington. Picture: Andrew Roe

INSPIRED by the Torch Relay which graced Doncaster’s streets, hundreds of pupils got their running gear on for an Olympic-themed sports day.

Boxing, javelin, dancing, sprinting and golf were just some of the activities to try out for youngsters from Rossington schools Grange Lane Academy, Tornedale Infant, St Joseph’s Primary, St Michael’s Primary and Pheasant Bank Academy.

The event also saw youngsters recreate the feat of Olympic torchbearers Julie Arnold, Leah Wren, Acker Shaw and blind ultra-marathon runner Simon Wheatcroft - all from Rossington - with their very own relay,

The day at Pheasant Bank Academy in West End Lane was run by the Active Fusion team which to offer sports coaching to young people and adults.

Lindsy James, of Active Fusion, said: “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Doncaster’s children to feel part of the biggest sporting event in the world and we wanted to make it a memory which will last forever.”

Throughout the summer, more than 40 schools across Doncaster will be taking part in the Olympic Inspiration project.