Winning smiles from sporty pupils at Hady Primary School, Chesterfield in 2007.
Winning smiles from sporty pupils at Hady Primary School, Chesterfield in 2007.

Spot any sporty kids you know in retro school photos of Chesterfield and beyond?

School sports are essential for keeping children fit and learning to be part of a team.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:28 pm

Their challenges give participants a desire to succeed and a competitive edge that will stand them in good stead in their adult life as they progress up the career ladder.

Lockdown has ruled out physical contact games out for many months and children have missed the comradeship of being in a team.

We’re taking a step back in time to look as some of the sporting activities and triumphs that helped to shape the lives of Derbyshire schoolchildren.

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