MORE than 300 pupils from primary schools from across south Durham took part in an event aimed at getting youngsters active and healthy.

The children, aged five to seven-years-old, enjoyed the Bishop Auckland Key Stage One Multi-skills Festival at Bishop Barrington School on Tuesday (July 9).

It was held in conjunction with Asda Active and Sports Leaders UK, which provided drinks and T-shirts.

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Twenty-seven Year Ten pupils from Bishop Barrington School led a variety of activities, ranging from dance and cheerleading to parachute games and throwing challenges.

Antony Bibby, PE teacher at the secondary school, said everyone enjoyed the day and hopefully it inspired them to have active and healthy lifestyles.

“We have hosted many festivals at Bishop Barrington School before but none as successful as this,” he said. “Everybody got the opportunity to experience some activities that they may never have done before.

“The leadership qualities of the Bishop Barrington pupils were phenomenal it made me very proud to be able to host the event.”