Pupils get awards from top cricketer

Ben Stokes, Durham and England cricketer visiting Cullercoats Primary School to talk to Year 6 pupils. GM023154
Ben Stokes, Durham and England cricketer visiting Cullercoats Primary School to talk to Year 6 pupils. GM023154

Youngsters at a borough school took part in an inspirational assembly as a top sportsman came to congratulate them on their recent sporting success.

England and Durham cricketer Ben Stokes called into Cullercoats Primary School to present them with a hat-trick of major sporting awards, as well as talking about his achievement in sport.

The school has won the national award for innovative PE, as well as being North Tyneside school games winners, and also receiving a gold award for Sainsbury school games – the first school to achieve gold in North Tyneside.

After the assembly and presentation, year six pupils were given the chance to ask Ben questions about his life and career.