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Young stars of the sports field and stage

A scene from "Plutonium Paul" a musical presented by St Gregory's Junior Mixed Infants School. The production tells a modernised version of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
A scene from "Plutonium Paul" a musical presented by St Gregory's Junior Mixed Infants School. The production tells a modernised version of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

We go back to school today to meet the South Tyneside pupils who, over the years, excelled on the sports field and on stage.

Showing sporting prowess were youngsters from St James Junior Mixed and Infants School, Hebburn, who emerged as the top cross country team in local championships, in an unspecified year. Do you know when it was?

Youngsters from St James Junior Mixed and Infants School, Hebburn who emerged as the top cross country team in the South Tyneside Minors' Schoosl Cross Country Championships.

Youngsters from St James Junior Mixed and Infants School, Hebburn who emerged as the top cross country team in the South Tyneside Minors' Schoosl Cross Country Championships.

And the school’s netball side were also winners when they competed in a knock-out tournament in 1978.

Three years later, and the school was staging a version of Oliver, while in 1987, children from St Joseph’s Junior School, Hedworth, were rehearsing for Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Also treading the boards were pupils from St Gregory’s JMI School, in South Shields, who in 1989, were retelling the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

St James Junior School, Hebburn netball team who won the South Tyneside Junior School's Netball League.   Back row: left to right:  Lynne Connolly, Carol Nicol, Helen Tittrington, Claire Fitzpatrick, Maria Carr, Lisa Chilos and Elizabeth Tittrington. Front, Dawn Butler, Carol Martin, Wendy Griffiths and Debra Harbison.

St James Junior School, Hebburn netball team who won the South Tyneside Junior School's Netball League. Back row: left to right: Lynne Connolly, Carol Nicol, Helen Tittrington, Claire Fitzpatrick, Maria Carr, Lisa Chilos and Elizabeth Tittrington. Front, Dawn Butler, Carol Martin, Wendy Griffiths and Debra Harbison.

Fagan, Maura Connelly, teaches Oliver, Calum Samuels, the tricks of the trade, picking the pocket of the Artful Dodger, Anne Duffy, watched by Nancy, Vickie Phelan, in the St James RC Primary School, Hebburn, production of Oliver.

Fagan, Maura Connelly, teaches Oliver, Calum Samuels, the tricks of the trade, picking the pocket of the Artful Dodger, Anne Duffy, watched by Nancy, Vickie Phelan, in the St James RC Primary School, Hebburn, production of Oliver.