Silver medals were awarded to children with disabilities and special needs after they won the runner up spot in a sport competition.

Eastfield School, in Enfield, came second at the Panathlon London and South East Primary Finals at the Copper Box Arena – venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

They were joined by pupils from 21 schools across the south east of England progressed through regional qualifiers to reach the season ending-finale.

Leanne Judd, class teacher at Eastfield, said: “Panathlon competition give our students a lovely sense of teamwork.

“They’re able to go to lots of places and compete against other schools with similar abilities.

“Being in a mainstream school is really nice for them.

“They really cheer each other on, it gives them a real sense of pride and the rest of the school is really, really proud of us.”

Competition disciplines included boccia, football, new-age kurling, polybat, table cricket and running.

Eastfield pupil Reece Williams, 11, added: “It’s been very good. I scored loads of goals in the football. It gave me high energy."