CREWE kids were among a lucky handful selected to take part in a sports extravaganza outside Buckingham Palace at the weekend.

Pupils from Wistaston Church Lane Primary School joined world-class athletes including gold medal Paralympian, Jonnie Peackock, as part of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on Sunday, July 20.

Children were watched by thousands as they raced along The Mall and took on a number of sports day-style activities, including an egg and spoon race, target throws, hula hoop, ball skills and a space hopper race.

“Seeing 40 children riding space hoppers down The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace was pretty surreal, but really added to the excitement of the day,” said Jonnie Peacock.

“I hope that through activities like these we can help to inspire not just the next generation of athletes, but everyone across the UK to lead healthier, more active lifestyles.”

As part of the day, children and their families received tickets to watch their Olympic and Paralympic heroes compete in the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in Horse Guards Parade.

After completing the race, the children were presented with their medals at the finish line by Jonnie, who had competed at the Olympic Stadium in the T44 100M race earlier in the day.

Tara Hewitt, Sainsbury’s head of sponsorship added: “The day will go down as one of the most memorable athletics event in central London.

“The children in the Active Kids fun race on The Mall will no doubt remember it for years to come.”