Isle pupils in Children’s University sports

Open University day at North Lindsey Collge
Open University day at North Lindsey Collge

Youngsters from across the Isle put themselves to the test in the first Children’s University Sports Day.

North Lindsey College hosted the event with 30-minute activities to test more than 500 youngsters’ abilities.

They tried zorbing, parachute games, strength and conditioning, street dance, lacrosse, cricket, netball, disc golf and a British cycling obstacle course.

Walk around activities for parents and children included options for health and fitness testing.

The Children’s University was opened at North Lindsey College only weeks ago, as part of a national initiative to raise the aspirations of young people.

Children are awarded credits for taking part in activities including after-school clubs, sports clubs and museum visits. Credits are logged in a ‘passport’ and children aim to gather enough credits to ‘graduate’.

Participating Isle schools include The Axholme Academy, Althorpe and Keadby Primary School, Crowle Primary Academy, Eastoft C of E Primary School, Luddington and Garthorpe Primary School and St Norbert’s Catholic Primary Academy.