Marden Bridge athletes win indoor athletics title

Marden Bridge Middle School athletes.
Marden Bridge Middle School athletes.

Marden Bridge Middle School are celebrating after being named KS2 Whitley Bay Indoor Athletics champions.

The girls won a tight competition by a point while the boys won convincingly by more than 100 points against other schools.

The pupils will now represent North Tyneside at the county event in January.

Elsewhere, the Year 7 teams – both boys and girls – also secured places in the county finals by finishing North Tyneside runners-up.

And the icing on the cake was completed a week later when the Year 8 girls won their own North Tyneside event outright to secure a county final spot.

All pupils at the school took part in the trials as part of a new block of work which included running, jumping and throwing encompassing hard competition in a friendly supportive environment.

Deputy headteacher John Newport said: “We are really pleased with the Year 6 boys and girls, they have put great efforts into this and have reaped the rewards.”