Early years students at Austin Friars in Carlisle have been zooming around their school grounds.

A scooter contest took place last week on a beautiful sunny morning that saw pupils compete against each other in what is lovingly called the, ‘Tour De Friars’.

The Tour De Friars is a highly anticipated annual event carried out by the school every year as a fun way to end the school year.

Mr Marsh, head of the junior school, said: “Our early years classes participated in the Tour De Friars on our astroturf games area.

“It was the toughest course yet and the challenging course was set out by our PE staff to test the children’s ability to navigate their scooter though the chicanes and pick up speed on the long straights.”

As well as to test the hand-eye coordination of the youngsters, there was lots of determination from the pre-schoolers and many cheering onlookers.

Mr Marsh, said: “The event is lots of fun for children and staff alike and organised each year to tie in with the Tour De France cycling event and is designed to be a fun way to end our school year.

“Older pupils across the school love being able to watch the event and cheer the pre-school and kindergarten pupils along as they tackle the course.”