Pupils from Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow have been declared joint winners of Uttlesford District Indoor Athletics Championships.

Dame Bradbury's Junior School in Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow Primary School were both declared winners after a close competition of 24 track and field events at Lord Butler Leisure Centre, qualifying for the Essex county finals.

Sam Godfrey, head of sport at Dame Bradbury’s, said: "I’m incredibly proud of our U9 athletics team and being named joint winners with a very strong performance from the Great Dunmow side.

"Our pupils have worked really hard in their PE lessons to improve in each event. Our Year 4s are a very talented group and it is exciting to see how they will progress over the next few years."