School children from across the region met in Sunderland to compete for medals at the Tyne Wear School Games.
The pupils had battled through three rounds of competition to secure their place at the annual games.
They took part in a range of sports including volleyball, gymnastics, tri-golf and wheelchair basketball.
The games are part of the government’s plans to create a lasting sporting legacy from London 2012.
Event Coordinator Claire Elliot said: “We had an aim to make the games like the Olympics, highlighting what it is all about and showing that sports that are in the Olympics can be held up here from a young age.”
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