CHILDREN from primary schools in the Heath Academy Trust competed in their own mini Olympics.

Teams of four and five year-olds from Sixpenny Handley, St James’, St Mary’s, and Oakhurst first schools along with Three Legged Cross and St Ives primary schools. More than 150 children took part representing 11 countries.

Clare Hewitt, headteacher of Sixpenny Handley First School, said: “It’s an honour to hold this event for all our youngest pupils.

“Our Year 4 sports leaders also played a big part motivating and praising the younger children as well as explaining and scoring the events – they did their job brilliantly.

“We’ve also been extremely blessed with the weather each year we’ve held this event, it was a wonderful day.”

Activities included an obstacle course, hurdles, egg and spoon race, shuttle runs, throwing skills, jumping skills, hockey skills and a relay race. They gained points for completing events within a time limit and teams could gain extra points for receiving the loudest cheers.

Three Legged Cross, representing Brazil, won gold with teams from Sixpenny Handley taking silver and bronze.

The CEO of the Heath Academy Trust, Justine Horn, said: “It’s wonderful to see all our schools come together and the children truly embrace the spirit of the Olympics.”