Jumping for joy at trophy success

Pupils at Preston Grange primary School in North Shields won the Hoops for Health held at Newcastle Eagles - coming top out of 36 schools. The delighted team are seen here. Picture by Jane Coltman
Pupils at Preston Grange primary School in North Shields won the Hoops for Health held at Newcastle Eagles - coming top out of 36 schools. The delighted team are seen here. Picture by Jane Coltman

A group of students are jumping for joy after lifting a regional trophy.

Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation held a Hoops for Health basketball tournament for all Year 6s across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

A total of 32 schools took part and battled it out for the cup – and it was Preston Grange Primary School, in North Shields, who came out on top.

A delighted headteacher Tracey Taylor said: “The atmosphere was incredible throughout the day and every school gave everything they could.”

An event spokesman said: “Newcastle Eagles Community Foundation would like to give a special congratulations to the champions, Preston Grange Primary School, who were delighted to be the overall champions at the event.”