Thousands take part in School Games finals

Sainsbury's School Games finals at The Parks Sports Centre at North Shields.'REF 2503151774

Sainsbury's School Games finals at The Parks Sports Centre at North Shields.'REF 2503151774

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Students from around the borough testing their sporting prowess against their peers from across Tyne and Wear.

A total of 2,000 children from more than 40 schools took part in ten sports across three days for the Sainsbury’s School Games Finals.

The Parks Sport Centre, in North Shields, was one of three venues which hosted sports including netball, rugby, boccia, sportability, quicksticks, hockey, indoor rowing, football and disability football.

The School Games final is the culmination of a series of competitions between schools that have been taking place in each local authority area since September.

More than 200 young people attended the Opening Ceremony which featured performances, music and prizes.

The Games are being delivered by schools, Tyne & Wear Sport, national governing bodies of sports, school games organisers and other local partners.

Support of the School Games also comes from a range of national partners including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England, Department of Health, Paralympics GB and the Youth Sport Trust.