Children from nine upper Calder Valley primary schools got their running shoes on for the launch of a new sporting initiative.
The Calder Valley Schools Collaborative - known as HX7 School Sports - has organised a programme of extra-curricular activities to give pupils a chance to participate in various different sports.
Led by Scout Road Academy in Mytholmroyd, the nine schools involved have used their PE grant money to re-employ Mary Smith, former school sports co-ordinator at Calder High School, to work with the children.
Anne Stamp, Principal at Scout Road Academy, said: “It has been very popular.
“We are trying to get a good mix of activities and get what we had before - a brilliant network of after-school activities for all the primary school children in the area.
“If children don’t compete at a local level, they can’t compete at borough level or regional level.”
Further events are planned for the rest of the academic year, taking place at each of the schools involved and other venues around the upper Calder Valley.