DAYS after seeing his team draw against South Africa, England RFU coach Stuart Lancaster was back at his former school to watch the next generation of sports stars.
Mr Lancaster used to be a PE teacher at Kettlethorpe High School and was a guest as it held its own mini Olympics event on Tuesday.
Pupils from across Sandal competed in games, including rugby and athletics, as part of national Schools Sports Week.
The Wakefield Council-backed event was organised by Dane Royd J&I School after it was awarded £8,600 to support other schools through the London 2012 official education programme Get Set.
Council leader Coun Peter Box said: “This Olympic themed event is a great way to celebrate the London 2012 Games, educate young people about the Olympics and Paralympics and engage children into sport.
“With the Olympic torch lighting up the district on Monday and welcoming Stuart Lancaster to Kettlethorpe High School on Tuesday, this has been a great week for Wakefield to shine.”
The school event started with a New Zealand Hakka dance performed by all the competitors and included performances by Wakefield Wildcat Dolls, Black Widow Taekwondo Club, the school’s swing band and gymnastic tumblers team.
Each school then represented a country - Great Britain, China, USA, Spain and Jamaica - as they competed in different events ahead of a medal ceremony, which was also attended by Mayor of Wakefield Elaine Blezard.