YOUNG Usain Bolts got their sports day off to a flying start and never looked back.

Proud parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles watched on the side lines as little ones at Whinhill Nursery sprinted for the finish line at the end of term.

But it wasn't only the tiny tots who put their sporting prowess to the test, as their families also got involved in the hotly contested parents' race.

One of the fastest off the marks in the parents' race was Nicole Cunningham and her four-year-old son Luka Orr.

She said: "Luka is going to school this year so it's good for him to be amongst it all.

"He's really enjoyed the sports day."

Tracey O'Donnell, a senior early years learning and childcare officer, said it was a fun day involving both children from the Gaelic and English nurseries.

She said: "The children practised hard for the sports day and they have been loving it.

"They enjoy working in teams and have been doing lots of different races such as the pram race and the egg and spoon as well as the bean bag race and the flat race.

"We also had the parents doing the flat race which was good fun."

Tracey says the tots enjoy exercise and being outdoors.

She said: "They love being active and it's good for their physical skills and their team work skills.

"They also have to listen and follow instructions."

Tracey was keen to thank all the families for coming along to support the event.

She said: "It's nice involving the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles.

"It's great for them to see how much the children have been practising."