CHILDREN at a special needs school jumped, danced, and raced their way to gold medal success during a specially-organised sports day by Cirencester Athletics Club.

The club picked Paternoster School in Watermoor as its charity of the year and set up a series of fun activities on the school field at the end of June.

Member of the club Terry Ranger said the group really wanted to get involved with the community and thought this would be a great way.

"This is the first year we have done this," he said. "We chose Paternoster because of the good work they do here. It's a really good cause and makes a real difference, especially with the Paralympics coming into the light now and disability in sport."

Jenny Walsh, who helped organise the event with the athletes, said it was lovely to have the athletics club step in to help out.

"It's really nice," she said. "It's brilliant because normally I do all the organisation but this time, they did it. I would really like to thank them for supporting us."

Children took part in games such as throwing a bean bag in a bucket, high five races, a relay race and more.

Each pupil received a medal at the end, provided by D & J Sports in Cirencester.

The athletics club is also holding a quiz night at the Waggon and Horses in Cirencester to raise further funds for Paternoster. The event is on July 15 at 8pm and costs £3 per person. Everyone is welcome.