Pupils from The Queen’s Lower School challenged themselves and their parents to a fun biathlon as part of the school’s Fitness For All campaign.

The annual biathlon is the first inter-house sporting challenge of the year, held in the Lower School swimming pool and on the field.

This test of speed and endurance saw all pupils in Years 3-6 swim and run in quick succession. It is part of the schools’ campaign to see all pupils engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.

The parent biathlon at The Queen's School proved popular

Headteacher Rachel Cookson said: “Our gifted athletes set some excellent times, but equally admirable were all those pupils who put their hearts and souls into finishing this challenge. There was some real grit and determination on show across all the ability ranges and it was wonderful to see.”

The combined times were used to discover the winning biathlete from each year; Year 3 Clara Cummins, Year 4 Beatrice Taylor, Year 5 Gracie Anwyl and Year 6 Lucy Thomson.

In addition to the girls’ race, parents also took part in a biathlon as did lower school staff.