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Children enjoy Beamish Museum Edwardian Sports Day - GALLERY

YOUNGSTERS donned Edwardian dress and tried their hand at sports like sheaf tossing and croquet.

The Edwardian Sports Day event at Beamish Museum

YOUNGSTERS donned Edwardian dress and tried their hand at sports like sheaf tossing and croquet.

The Edwardian Sports Day event at Beamish Museum, in County Durham, marked one month to go to the grand opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sack jumping, marbles and a traditional egg and spoon race were part of the tournament which saw almost 400 young people compete.

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Children from 13 schools, including St Patrick’s Primary School, Dipton, and Beamish Primary School and Toft Hill Primary School, took part.

Amy Kobelis, development manager at Beamish, said: “It has been fantastic.

“The kids have really enjoyed getting involved in something a bit different.

“They have never had a chance to do these things before and it’s great to see the look on their faces when they are good at something they didn’t think they would be.”

The day was part of the national One Big Event with organisations up and down the country marking the month countdown to the games.

Amy said: “The children seem to be getting really excited about the idea of the Olympics.

“The children from Toft Hill had a banner with the Olympic flame on it and a lot of them had been to see the torch when it came through the North East.

“I think everyone is really starting to look forward to the Games.”

 

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