West Cliff Olympiads

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WEST Cliff School recently gave its pupils the chance to go for gold in its very own version of the Olympic Games.

The event, which took place on 28 June was a huge success as all 166 pupils took part in games such as hockey skills, throwing, running and jumping.

Headteacher, Christina Zanelli said: “It was a lovely afternoon, with all the school taking part.”

A special Olympic lunch for the children was also provided, featuring dishes such as Rebecca Adlington Rice, and Torville and Dean Duet Sponge.

PE co-ordinator, Lynne Duffield, said: “The day was a great success, the weather was good and everybody really enjoyed themselves.”

Judging and refereeing was provided by Whitby Community College Young Sports Leaders, a college-funded group formed to promote Olympic values around local schools by attending sports events and giving presentations at school assemblies.

The possible future Olympians were rewarded for their efforts with medals and goodies presented by the staff of Lloyds TSB as part of their National Schools Sports Week which took place between 27 June and 1 July.

Over four million children in the UK took part in the event, participating in many Olympic or Paralympic sports.

West Cliff School would like to give huge thanks Lloyds TSB and Whitby Community College for their support in holding this event.

A jump rope skipping event was also held at the school later in the week in aid of the British Heart Foundation.