Friday, October 16, 2009

Basketball victory for Front St

The Year Six Basketball Team from Front Street Community Primary School in Whickham, Gateshead has scooped the ‘National Champions’ title in the Hoops for Health basketball competition at the NIA in Birmingham.

Front Street’s eight strong team won both their local and area finals which involved hundreds of North East schools.

In the national final they won by 12 points to 8 against Hoole Primary School in Cheshire.

Hoops for Health is a healthy living initiative pioneered in the North East of England, which uses professional basketball stars as role models to communicate positive health messages to youngsters.

Head teacher at Front Street School, Paul Sergison, said: “This is one of the finest achievements in Front Street Primary’s 100 year sporting history. We are incredibly proud of the team, who put in a superb effort to win the title.”

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