Students from TyneMet and Queen Alex have been involved in a special Olympic and Paralympic Day at the college, (Tuesday 14 December).

They all gathered in the Coast Road sports centre to take part in activities including Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and Visually Impaired Football.

NESA coach Matt Green said: This is an opportunity for students to get coaching in paralympic sports to see how tough it is to play at the top level and learn how to get around in the wheelchairs and get to grips with the rules of the game."

Coaching was also provided by Adam Parry, Sports Development Officer from the Percy Hedley Academy for Disabled sport, Kat Easson from Percy Hedley and Alysha Cook from Northumberland FA.

The session was part of the long-running series of events to mark the 'Get Set' campaign, the official London 2012 Education Programme . TyneMet was the first college in the country to sign-up to the scheme.