CHILDREN got a sporting chance to get familiar with 'big school' during a morning of field and track events.
Carmel College, in Darlington, hosted the second sports day for its multi academy trust primary schools, welcoming around 100 children and teachers.
Children from St Gregory's and St Bede's Primary Schools, in Stockton, and St Augustine's and Holy Family Primaries, in Darlington, took part in throwing, jumping and running events.
Event organiser Colin Gandy, a PE teacher based at Carmel College who also supports the delivery of PE at the primary schools, said: "We feel it's important to host events like this so that the schools in the MAT can come together and enjoy some competition. The most important thing is that the children take part and have fun."
Year 6 teacher from St Gregory's, Becky Tate, said: "The children were really looking forward to it because they've heard so much about Carmel. It's a good chance for them for them to get a taste of secondary school, to meet other children and take part in some competition."
Spencer Joyeux, 10, from Holy Family Primary, said: "I've learned how big this school is and that it's fun. I'm glad I've had a chance to come and see what it's like."
After an hour of competition, St Gregory's came out on top, taking the trophy back to Stockton after all the children enjoyed a fish and chip lunch in Carmel's restaurant.