CHILDREN at a Cradley Heath school were treated to a day of all things speedway in preparation for an upcoming project.

Pupils at Reddal Hill Primary, on Trinity Street, got an insight into the exhilarating sporting world, getting to see a speedway bike up close.

The day, which was co-ordinated by Andy Hopkins from 2Simple, the creators of Purple Mash, in collaboration with the teachers at Reddal Hill Primary, was aimed at providing students with a hands-on, educational experience.

Children posed questions to various speedway enthusiasts and experts including Steve Rolleston, Director of Birmingham Brummies Speedway; Laurence Rogers – veteran manager with 15 years experience at Cradley Heathens Speedway and Birmingham Brummies, avid Cradley Heathens fan Kim Guest, Cradley fan Dave Boxall who brought in leathers and other gear and John Roberts, who brought in a speedway bike.

The students will begin using Purple Mash to create their projects on speedway, drawing on the insights gained from the day.

Andy Hopkins said: "We had a fantastic day with all the year six pupils at Reddal Hill Primary, helping with their new topic on speedway and the Cradley Heathens.

"The children were really enthused, and we greatly appreciated the support from Birmingham Brummies Speedway.”