A WELLY triathlon was the latest in a string of quirky events enjoyed by Cundall Manor School pupils.

The school, near Thirsk, has a reputation for quirky events throughout the year including a high velocity go-kart race, regular axe-throwing competitions, and a trebuchet challenge.

This term, teachers organised a ‘Welly Triathlon’ for pupils with each child competing for their school house.

As well as the triathlon, pupils had to show their artistic talents by decorating their wellington boots before racing in them.

The pinnacle of the day was the coordinated welly wanging, in which pupils had to launch their boots as far as they could – with varying success.

Headmistress Amanda Kirby said: “Events like this really do bring out the best in our children and community and in these difficult times, we wanted to give our children something to really look forward to and enjoy.”

She added: "It was wonderful to hear their laughter and see the smiles on everyone’s faces.”