PUPILS from South Tyneside have been testing their stamina against others.
Teenagers from schools across the borough took part in the finals of the Sainsbury’s School Games Indoor Rowing competition at Gateshead International Stadium.
Mortimer College and Harton Technology College were among 50 schools which were represented at the event.
The day consisted of students taking part in individual events and a team relay race.
South Tyneside took two bronze medals in the relay events.
Maisie Edwardson, 12, from Mortimer College in Reading Road, South Shields, said: “To get to these finals, I had to take part in a qualifying event at Boldon Comprehensive School.
“After being successful there, I was invited to this event.
“I like the fact School Games events introduce you to new sports, and give you an opportunity to try them out.”
Danielle King, 13, from Harton Technology College in Lisle Road, South Shields, said: “I took part in the cross country finals last year at Temple Park and I enjoyed it, so I was really looking forward to this event.
“I think sport is important, and getting involved is a brilliant way to keep you fit and healthy.”
School Games co-ordinator Claire Elliott, from Tyne and Wear Sport, said: “The School Games are part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.
“The aim is to give every pupil from every school the opportunity to take part in competitive sport.
“The rowing event was a great success, and a fun day was had by all.
“Well done to all those who qualified, as the enthusiasm of the competitors is what makes these events so special.”
For details, visit www.tynewear schoolgames.org