SPORTY youngsters joined together to celebrate fitness.

More than 1,000 children from five primary schools took part in the Carterton Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Mini tennis, football, tag rugby, athletics and dance were all enjoyed.

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  • These youngsters are clearly happy to pose for Oxford Mail photographer Mark Hemsworth

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  • Pupils from Edith Moorhouse Primary School representing the Americas

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  • Gateway Primary School youngsters representing Africa

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  • St Joseph’s Primary School pupils show support for Europe

Pupils from Carterton Primary School, Edith Moorhouse Primary School, Gateway Primary School, St John’s Primary School and St Joseph’s Primary School united at Carterton Community College, in Upavon Way.

They teamed up before the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday, July 23.

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  • St John’s Primary School pupils represent Asia

And there was more sporting action yesterday as pupils took part in the Oxfordshire Sainsbury’s School Games.

Held at White Horse Leisure Centre, in Audlett Drive, Abingdon, the event draws on the London 2012 Olympic fever and aims to inspire children to participate more in sport.

Pupils from Bicester’s The Cooper School, on Churchill Road, took part.

Head of PE at The Cooper School, Andy Brown, said: “It just provides them with an opportunity to do something outside of school.

“It gives them an opportunity to use their talents in a different way to succeed.”