Pupils put through their paces at college

School children have been enjoying the sporting life after being put through their paces at Gateshead College's Academy for Sport during a special taster day.

The 89 Year Six youngsters from Portobello Primary School, Wardley Primary School and Colegate Community Primary School in Gateshead were at the college to get involved in sport and discover more about what the college can offer young people keen to follow a sports career.

The youngsters received some tips for sporting success from the college's student coaches and staff, who put them through their paces in a series of fun interactive athletics, football, netball and cricket sessions.

Earlier in the day, the children had been at the college's Baltic Campus to discover more about web design and got to have a go at designing a computer game. The day concluded with a short presentation at which Gateshead College deputy principal Judith Doyle presented each pupil with a special certificate to mark the day.

She said: "It was lovely to see so many children enjoying sport and having fun. We're keen to show young people the wide range of careers that they can study for and give them an insight into college life.

"We will look forward to seeing some of them back at the college in a few years time."

Pictured are Gateshead College students Michael Todd and Hazelle Webster-Costella with Portobello School students Hammaad Mahmood (red top), Will Scott (blue top), Ellen Taylor (girl in the middle), Chelsea Georgeson (girl jumping) and teacher Elaine Graham.