An academy’s youngest students enjoyed a taste of competition at their first sports day.

Year 2 student Grace Aisbitt at the Bede Academy sports day

Bede Academy nursery pupil Matthew Lycett takes part in the balancing challenge

Ravdeep Bariana gets to grips with a hula hoop at Bede Academy’s nursery sports day









Nursery children at Bede Academy, in Blyth, took part in balancing, throwing and running events, cheering each other on while watched by parents and other family members. 

The events were moved indoors after rain was forecast with the school hall providing an alternative venue, which also hosted parents’ hopping races. 

Daisy Boak (front) on the starting block for the throwing challenge, alongside Alfie Hopper and Alesha Ions

Aniela Kozlovsky cheers on Isaac Neave in the Year 2 egg and spoon race at Bede Academy

Erica Bryson jumps to the line while her Year 1 teammates Darcy Coull and Hannah Tweddle look on











Earlier in the week, students in Years 1 and 2 put on a sporting spectacle in a carousel of more advanced jumping, balancing, throwing and even space hopping events. 

This time, house honours were at stake as the youngest members of Oswald, Aidan and Cuthbert houses gained points that will contribute towards one of them lifting the house cup at the end of the year.

Separate sports days will be held for students in the older year groups, with some in Years 5 and 6 competing at the Delaval sports ground.

Head of Primary Years Bethan Harding said: “It’s been a week of sporting action with some brilliant performances from the children. They’ve all had a lot of fun and it was great to see so many families coming along to support them.”