AROUND 550 primary school pupils gathered at Richard Huish College of an annual event.

The Taunton-based college hosts the year six students every year with the aim of boosting the confidence of young people.

The day, on July 8, saw a series of challenges and activities designed to help them make new friends and mix with pupils from other schools.

Principal of the college, John Abbott, said: “The Huish Primary Day was a true success and it was an excellent opportunity to showcase and share our outstanding facilities and resources to the wider community and potential students of the future.”

This year a record 15 schools from Taunton were involved. They were; North Curry CE Primary School, Parkfield Primary School, St George’s Catholic School, Bishop Henderson CE Primary School, Priorswood Primary School, Holway Park Community Primary School, North Town Primary School, St James Church School, Minerva Primary School, Staplegrove Church School, Wellsprings Primary School, West Monkton Primary School, West Buckland Primary School, Ruishton CE Primary School and Norton Fitzwarren Church School.

Willmott Dixon sponsored the event allowing every child to receive a t shirt in their team’s colour that had been designed by the college specifically for the event.

Entertainment was provided at lunchtime by Huish student band, Nightmare Daydreamers, who performed a set of vibrant pop music.