PUPILS from a leading North Yorkshire school were treated to a unique competition that had a minibus-sized twist.

Youngsters from Cundall Manor School, based near Ripon and Thirsk, took on the test of strength in a recent PE lesson that saw teams compete at pulling a minibus over the line the fastest.

Director of sport, John Liley, organised the event and said: “With the current health emergency, we can’t engage with sport in the same way we would normally.

"Events like the tug of war break up the training programmes and inter-house games but also allow for our pupils to try something different, fun and memorable.”

He added: “It is not every day that you get to race your school friends in a minibus tug of war. Our pupils had a great time and it was lovely seeing the smiles on their faces as they competed.”