A charity hosted a dodgeball tournament for 400 pupils.

Leyton Orient Trust, a charity that works with the Leyton Orient Football team, and Waltham Forest School Sport Network hosted a dodgeball tournament for 400 pupils aged nine to 11 years old on April 4.

Year five and six students from 12 primary schools took part in the tournament at the Score Centre in Leyton.

Newport School PE Teacher Anthony Nelson said: "I was very impressed with how well organised the tournament was and the amount of schools involved. Waltham Forest and Leyton Orient Trust have always been extremely proactive in putting on sporting activities for schools in the borough and we are delighted to be part of this event.

"Dodgeball is very popular with the children at Newport School and they were excited about taking part in the competition. They had a great time and would love to come back again soon to play in more Dodgeball competitions."

Participating schools included Mission Grove Primary School, Willow Brook Primary School, Davies Lane Primary School, Ainslie Wood Primary School, Oakhill Primary School, Stoney Down Primary School, Newport Primary School, Dawlish Primary School, Chingford Church of England Primary School, Chapel End Junior Academy, Hillyfield Park Primary Academy, Thorpe Hall Primary School, Woodside Primary Academy, Greenleaf Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School, Buxton Primary School, Chingford Hall Primary Academy, St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Barclay Primary School, Roger Ascham Primary School and Riverley Primary School.

School games organiser at Waltham Forest School Sport Network Shona Gordan said: "The School Sport Network is a government funded scheme to get more children involved in physical activity and competitive sport and to also to improve the school PE curriculums. This is the first time we’ve worked with Leyton Orient Trust on a joint event like this together, and it’s great as we can use their facilities and the expertise of their coaches to make it happen."

Lead development coach at Leyton Orient Trust James Court added: "It was great to work with Shona and the team on this event. The tournaments we organise usually have around 50-100 pupils attending - so to have 400 was amazing! To see so many young people taking part, but most importantly, enjoying sport."