Newington primary pupils are getting sporty

Newington pupils are getting ready for some sports fun

Pupils at Newington primary  are getting ready for their annual week of sporting activities from Monday (June 26).

On Friday a girls and boys soccer tournament will take place and, while it may not be the women’s or men’s premier league, or World Cup qualifiers, it will provide some intense and exciting matches.

There will be a range of traditional sports activities, including egg and spoon, bean bag and three-legged races which are a reminder of school sports of yesteryear. There will also be running races where head teacher Cliff Stokes, who has completed more than 50 marathons, will give pupils top tips about getting the best out of their performances.

Children will also be able to demonstrate the school’s go kart squadron The Newington Arrows. Young drivers will show visitors the vehicle in action on a playground circuit. The karts are great fun but also teach children road safety awareness and courtesy to other drivers.

Mr Stokes said: “Our sports week covers a lot activities for every member of our school from nursery to Year 6. It encourages physical activity in a competitive and enjoyable environment.”