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Northern Ireland schools can win a top-class sports day

By Robert Jones

Dale Farm, the Mary Peters Trust and Podium 4 Sport have teamed up with the Belfast Telegraph to offer primary schools across Northern Ireland the chance to 'supercharge' their sports day this summer.

Five primary schools will win a sports day with a difference, including a motivational visit from a professional young athlete, brand new sports day equipment from Podium 4 Sport and lots of delicious Dale Farm products to enjoy.

To enter this competition, which is running until Wednesday May 27, primary school children of all ages are being invited to design a support banner for use on their school sports day.

Entrants are being encouraged to consider the themes of energy, fun and sport in their design work.

The five winning designs will be produced into real banners for pupils to cheer on their classmates during their Dale Farm Sports Day.

Each year, Dale Farm supports local athletic talent through the Dale Farm Athletes Academy in partnership with the Mary Peters Trust. Five of the top rising sports stars from across Northern Ireland are presented with a financial bursary and special training to help them further their careers. The five winning athletes will pay a special visit to schools winning this sports day competition to share their experience and inspire young children to maintain active lifestyles.

Speaking at the launch of the Dale Farm Sports Day competition, Dame Mary Peters CH DBE, President of the Mary Peters Trust, said: "I'm delighted to once again be working in partnership with Dale Farm, Podium 4 Sport and the Belfast Telegraph to celebrate the much loved tradition of school sports days.

"Sports days are an excellent opportunity for children to try out athletics and sporting events which they perhaps haven't tried before and the notion of competing in a fun environment is very positive."

Banners must be horizontal (landscape) and no bigger than A3 in width. Entries can be sent by post to: Dale Farm Sports Day Competition, Morrow Communications, Hanwood House, Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ. Sports days must take place in June 2015. For further information on the competition call 02890 393837.

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