Torch joins fun day

Grove Lea Primary, Grove Terrace, Hemsworth'Olympic torch runner Mick Cordall visits the school.'Pictured: Mick with his daughter Leahg Cordall who attends the school
Grove Lea Primary, Grove Terrace, Hemsworth'Olympic torch runner Mick Cordall visits the school.'Pictured: Mick with his daughter Leahg Cordall who attends the school

A TORCH bearer joined in at a day of Olympic themed activities that were chosen by school pupils.

Mick Cordall, from Hemsworth, got involved in the Olympic fun day at Grove Lea Primary that raised more than £500 for outdoor facilities at the school.

Children were dressed in sports themed non-uniform and started the day with an assembly about the Olympic torch from Mr Cordall, who ran with the torch on its relay through Ackworth.

They then did a lap around the school with him and his torch, before heading back inside for a sponsored bounce on a bouncy castle.

Pupils then spent the rest of the day doing Olympic themed classroom activities that were chosen by the school council, which has two student representatives from each year group on it.

Headteacher Jennifer McNichol said: “The day went really well, the children were really excited by it all.

“It was all organised by our school council who selected all the activities.

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to do many of the sporting activities because of the rain but they got to run around the school playground with Mr Cordall.”

There was also a toy stall at the event and the more than £500 proceeds from the sale and sponsored bounce will go towards improving the school’s outdoor area.

Mrs McNichol thanked Jean Goacher, learning mentor, who helped the pupils on the school council to organise the event.