Children cheer on Paralympian Tom Aggar before taking part in sports day

Emma Billingham


Cheers filled the air at Park House Day Nursery on Friday as children showed their support for Paralympic rower Tom Aggar before taking part in their own Olympic-themed sports day.

Among the nursery’s pupils are Tom’s sons Daniel, three, and Jack, 21 months, who got to see their dad compete in the men’s single sculls heats that got him into Sunday's final, where he won bronze.

Anne Middleton, manager of the nursery in Maidenhead Road, said: “We got to cheer him on on the Friday to try and boost him up to win the race.

“We wanted to do the sports day this year especially with the Olympics on.”

The event, held at Tythes Farm in Dean Lane, saw children take part in the egg and spoon race, three-legged race, and beanbag-on-their-head race before the parents took part in the final race of the day.

Afternoon tea was also enjoyed before a dip in the swimming pool to make the most of the sunshine.

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