The joy of sport: These heart-warming pictures show Chesterfield's schoolchildren enjoying sport - including kids from Spire Junior School, St Mary's, Tupton Hall and Hasland Hall School

Playing sport at school can often lay the foundations for a long leisure sporting career in adult life.

For some PE lessons were hated, but for many it was a welcome break from the classroom and a great chance to have fun.

It was certainly the latter for children in our latest gallery of sporting days at schools around town.

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