ACTIVE young things scooted into school this week!

Beaumont Primary School staged a 'bring your wheels to school' day as they combined their history and design and technology lessons with sport and physical education.

Year Two pupils brought in the wheels of their choice to inspire their learning of historical transport and journeys.

They included bikes, scooters and ‘Heelys’ — shoes with rollers or wheels in the sole of the foot.

Teacher Jodie Myers said: "We are always looking for ways to keep our children healthy and active and this was the perfect way to get the children moving through their school topic.

"The activity helped the children to focus and they all completed the work set that day to a high standard."

The school is involved in the government-led programme, School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust.

Beaumont Primary was awarded a bronze School Games Mark Award recognising their commitment to sport.

Louise Gray, development manager at the Youth Sport Trust, said: "We have been really impressed with Beaumont using the power of sport and physical education to bring to life lessons from other subjects. They have done a great job of demonstrating how an active environment can encourage young people to learn whilst exercising and having fun.”

Ms Myers said she is hoping to run a similar event next year after seeing how much the children enjoyed their day of being active and sharing their skills.

There are also plans in place for the pupils to take part in ‘Bikeability’.

A spokesman for Youth Sport Trust said: "It it plans like this that will help pupils get out of the classroom and inspire the next generation of young people. No doubt there will be a few more wheeled vehicles on birthday wishlists in Bolton this year."