West Yorkshire pupils whet the appetite for Rio

Over a thousand pupils took part in this year's West Yorkshire School Games.
Over a thousand pupils took part in this year's West Yorkshire School Games.
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Over a thousand school pupils from across West Yorkshire got their own taste of a multi-sport event ahead of next month’s Olympic Games in Rio.

The annual West Yorkshire School Games summer festival took place at Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus where children from Leeds, Calderdale, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield competed in 17 competitions across 11 different sports.

Paracyclist Kadeena Cox, who will go for gold in Rio, was on hand at the opening ceremony which took a Brazil theme.

More than 100 volunteers were on hand to ensure the day ran smoothly.

Leeds youngsters were the big winners taking home 14 medals.

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

Leeds nostalgia: Mallard pulls into Leeds to mark 50th anniversary of world speed record... in 1988