Young and old put their hearts into playtime

Annual  Fit @ Heart event at Hebburn Comprehensive School.
Annual Fit @ Heart event at Hebburn Comprehensive School.

Children and adults – of all ages– had plenty of fun while keeping their hearts active.

For the ninth year the Fit @ Heart health group has organised a sports week at Hebburn Comprehensive School in to get the borough generations moving,

Youngsters on a roll at the Fit @ Heart event.

Youngsters on a roll at the Fit @ Heart event.

More than 100 kids and 60 adults took part in the week-long session which was given £1,950 by the Hebburn Community Area Forum.

Joan Howley, chairwoman at Fit @ Heart, said: “We all had a great time, it was very well attended, there was our regulars that come every year but we saw a few new faces too.

“I like to call it an inter-generational event, as it brings people of all ages together.

“Everyone was getting fit in a fun way which was lovely to see.”

Adults join in the beanbag fun at the event.

Adults join in the beanbag fun at the event.

Participants were able to take part in a range of games including rounders, cricket, volley ball.

Mrs Howley said: “It was wonderful to watch the old and the young together.

“We had grannies showing their grandchildren how to play two ballers and teaching them all the rhymes they used to sing when they were young.

“We had four generations of one family coming along too, which was fantastic.”

Joan Fairweather plays football with Issac Wilson, aged 12.

Joan Fairweather plays football with Issac Wilson, aged 12.

Rowan Gallagher, aged nine, playing cricket.

Rowan Gallagher, aged nine, playing cricket.

Joan Howley with Tilly Wilson, aged seven.

Joan Howley with Tilly Wilson, aged seven.

Jacob Fairweather, aged eight, has fun with beanbags.

Jacob Fairweather, aged eight, has fun with beanbags.

The Fit @ Heart event at Hebburn Comprehensive School.

The Fit @ Heart event at Hebburn Comprehensive School.