Pupils going for gold with Paralympic t-shirt designs

Pictured left to right Mr Baines, Head teacher Holystone Primary, Gold Winner year 6HM Megan Joyce, Gold Winner year 6HS Alicia Chan, Silver Winner year 6HM, Eleanor Mundy, Bronze Winner year 6HM, Clare McDonnell, Bronze Winner year 6HS Najiya Ali, Silver Winner year 6HS Emma Hallowell, Gordon Nicholson and Amy Barkley of Sainsbury's Northumberland Park.
Pictured left to right Mr Baines, Head teacher Holystone Primary, Gold Winner year 6HM Megan Joyce, Gold Winner year 6HS Alicia Chan, Silver Winner year 6HM, Eleanor Mundy, Bronze Winner year 6HM, Clare McDonnell, Bronze Winner year 6HS Najiya Ali, Silver Winner year 6HS Emma Hallowell, Gordon Nicholson and Amy Barkley of Sainsbury's Northumberland Park.
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CHILDREN at Holystone Primary School were going for gold when they were tasked with designing a T-shirt inspired by the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Year 6 pupils took part in a competition organised by the nearby Northumberland Park Sainsbury’s store.

A total of six prizes were handed out after a judging panel consisting of Sainsbury’s staff and T-shirt printers Archers of Earsdon picked out their favourite designs.

A number of pictures made by the children will also be displayed at the checkouts in store.

The budding designers were awarded their printed T-shirts during a special assembly, where some of the school’s pupils showed off their skills in a Paralympic event of their own.

They played ‘goal ball’ where two teams of four try to score goals whilst three of the team are blindfolded, listening to instructions from the team umpire.

Holystone Primary headteacher Stephen Baines said: “The children were really enthused not just by the competition to design a T-shirt, but also to be involved in a Paralympic event.

“Taking away one of their senses in the goal ball game really made the children realise just how they take for granted many everyday activities.

“It has been a hugely rewarding collaboration.”

The London 2012 Paralympic Games take place from August 29 to September 9