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YOUNGSTERS SHOW BOXER TONY THE ROPES AT NEW PLAY AREA.

A NEW play area at a North East school has already proved to be a knock-out success with the pupils.

Olympic O·lym·pic  
adj.
Of or relating to the Olympic Games.


Olympic
Adjective

of the Olympic Games

Adj. 1. Olympic - of or relating to the Olympic Games; "Olympic winners"
2.
 medal-winning boxer boxer, breed of medium-sized, muscular working dog perfected in Germany in the 19th cent. but whose origins may be traced back in Europe to the 16th cent. It stands from 21 to 25 in. (53.3–63.5 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 75 lb (27.  Tony Jeffries was at Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Primary School in Penshaw, Sunderland, yesterday to formally launch the facility.

The play area includes traditional wooden climbing frames, to test the children's agility, as well as a feature which will help them improve their netball netball
Noun

a team game, usually played by women, in which a ball has to be thrown through a net hanging from a ring at the top of a pole

Noun 1.
 and basketball shooting skills.

The school, near Houghton-leSpring, has installed the new equipment to help keep the pupils active during break and lunch times.

The school's site supervisor, Geoff Pullen, said: "The children think it's brilliant. They like it all, but I think the trail, with the rope bridge and swings will attract the most attention. "The pupils didn't know Tony was coming to open the play area. We were pleased to see how many of the five and six-year-olds knew who he was. It has taken 19 weeks to develop the play area, but considering the work that has gone into it, it wasn't that long."

The new play area is the latest addition to the school, which was built in 1936 and has extensive playing fields and landscaped gardens.

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HAVING A BALL Boxer Tony Jeffries with pupil Dylan Quinn at Our Lady Queen of Peace School yesterday.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 14, 2009
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