A school is hoping to harness the spirit of 2012 when it opens its grounds to more than 300 pupils for an athletics event today.

Kingsbury High School will be hosting one of the UK’s first Asda Active Sports Days, themed around the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Pupils from Roe Green Juniors School, St Robert Southwell RC School, Fryent Primary School, Oliver Goldsmiths Primary School and Kingsbury Green Primary School will be taking part in sports including netball, football, cricket and Unihoc at the Princes Avenue.

The event is part of the Asda Active campaign, run in association with Sports Leaders UK.

Annette Woodrow, head of PE at Kingsbury High School, added: “Healthy eating and exercise is something we strongly advise among the children here and with the help of Asda Community Life and Sports Leaders UK, we hope to see this continue to go from strength to strength.

“Keeping the spirit of 2012 alive in our local community is very important for youngsters and I hope this event will inspire them to get active, keep healthy, and volunteer themselves in the future.”

Vanitha Kumar, the community life champion at Asda Colindale said: “The sports leaders are local young people who have committed to volunteering and I’m thrilled to support them with showing the school children how to fuel their activities with healthier snacks. It’s going to be a great event – let the games begin.”