Spotlight: Thorne & Moorends

Action from annual Emmanuel Schools Foundation 'Olympics'.
Action from annual Emmanuel Schools Foundation 'Olympics'.
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STUDENTS from Thorne have already had their own taste of the Olympics - as the build-up to London 2012 gathers pace.

Young sportsmen and women battled it out for glory at this year’s annual Emmanuel Schools Foundation Olympics held at The King’s Academy in Middlesbrough.

Emmanuel College in Gateshead and Northumberland’s Bede Academy in Blyth also competed for honours as hundreds of students came together to pit their best athletes head to head in a challenge of sporting prowess.

Trinity finished joint third in the final standings but principal Ian Brew said the concept of the mini-Olympics and the efforts of every pupil involved was worthy of a gold medal.

Mr Brew said: “All four schools have incredibly committed and talented athletes and the Olympics provided the ideal opportunity to test their mettle.

“There has been a palpable buzz about the place and a healthy air of determined but friendly rivalry.

“It resulted in some very exciting displays of sporting talent.”

Students took part in football, rugby, hockey, netball, volleyball and triathlon events.

Bede were ultimately crowned ‘Olympic’ champions, with Emmanuel taking second spot ahead of The King’s and Trinity in third place.

Trinity’s sole victory came in the rugby event as the Thorne academy came out on top as clear winners, ahead of runners up Emmanuel, Bede and The Kings.

Bede emerged victorious in the football, Emmanuel claimed first place in the netball, while King’s took the honours in hockey, volleyball and triathlon.