Pictures: Sports day fun as pupils celebrate Aspiration Week

Mirna Kokanovic, 11, in action

Mirna Kokanovic, 11, in action - Credit: Archant

Children were inspired by top athletes as they threw themselves into a host of sporting activities.

Melissa Pena Ramirez, 8, joins in the fun

Melissa Pena Ramirez, 8, joins in the fun - Credit: Archant

The pupils from William Bellamy School, in Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, came together for a sports day.

They were visited by former professional footballer Shaun Stewart who was once a pupil at the school and two Olympic canoeists, including Stelian Naftanailia.

The event, on Friday, formed part of William Bellamy’s Aspiration Week, which gave youngsters the chance to meet a range of successful people.

These included a vice president of a Canary Wharf bank, a Royal Marine, and an engineer from the Ministry of Defence.

Assistant headteacher Kelsey Clark-Davies, said: “Aspiration Week was a huge success.

“The pupils of our school are so lucky to have had the experience of meeting so many different inspiring professionals.

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“The children are buzzing with enthusiasm and are all set to try and reach for the stars.”

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