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In pics: Action from the 2012 School Games
14 May 2012
Last updated at 09:59
A young School Reporter from Northampton got close-up for some top snaps of athletes at the 2012 School Games in the Olympic Park
School Games is not just about the taking part. It's about these beautiful shiny bits of metal. Medals - gold, silver and bronze. Three months before the Games in London, kids from all across the country battle for glory at the Olympic Park
Nathaniel from Kingsthorpe School, Northampton from the School Games Youth Media Team is equipped with camera and first heads to the track in the Olympic Stadium. It's the boys 100m final. Who will be dubbed the future Usain Bolt?
Not School Games, not Sir Sebastian Coe, not even School Report has the power to beat the weather. But the show must go on and the School Games volunteer officials brave the wet and oversee all the action
It's the first big showpiece of the School Games with the 100m final. Arthur Reuben (right) pushes the pace all the way for his South East region but will it be enough against his top-class opponents?
Ronnie Wells (centre) takes the 100m glory in a magical 10.84 seconds, beating Jack Lawrence and Reuben. The 16-year-old Exeter Harrier said: "Competing in the Olympic Stadium is something I will remember for a long time and winning the gold made it all the more better."
It's time for swimming as Nathaniel heads for the London Aquatics Centre. There's no better place to shelter from the rain. During the Games the venue will have a capacity of 17,500 spectators, while the three pools hold around 10 million litres of water
Back to the track for Nathaniel and it's time for the girls 1500m final. Sophie Riches from Fitzwimarc School and representing the South East region steams around the four-lap race and beats Abbie Hetherington and Kathryn Gillespie to get her hands on gold
After a life-changing accident 10 years ago Sheikh Sheikh has evolved into one of the UK's leading youth wheelchair racers. He's competing at the School Games this year in the 100m and 200m final in the Olympic Stadium. Top effort from the former Langdon School pupil
The wheels are flying in the Olympic Velodrome for the U-18 girls cycling. The Olympics arena is also called 'The Pringle' because of its distinctive shape. Top fact: The 250m track was made with 56km of Siberian Pine and 350,000 nails
A former running star is on hand to present some of the medals at the School Games. Daniel Caines, world indoor 400m champion in 2001 and double Olympian, dishes out the metal and some invaluable advice to the budding athletes
Sheikh Sheikh, who told School Report recently about his love for F1 and winning medals, impressed in the wheelchair events to reach the final of the 100m and 200m. Both times he had to settle for bronze with Jamie Carter winning a pair of golds
The hurdles is one of the most gut-busting events on the athletics timetable. Mhairi Patience from Douglas Academy came through to win gold in the 80m final, while it was Shona Richards from Rosebery School to grab glory in the 300m
What an incredible event at the School Games and the perfect build-up for the Olympics and Paralympics at the Olympic Park later in the summer. Over 1600 elite school-age athletes took part across a dozen sports. Winners and losers but a stunning three days for everybody, including all the School Reporters
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