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Eight children from Blue Class were ready for games early. Their names, in alphabetical order, were Ali, Baxter, Chris, Danny, Ella, Fred, Greta and Helen. They stood (not in alphabetical order) by the edge of the field watching Red Class playing football.
Can you name the children using the five clues below?

line of eight children


1. Ella and Fred have fair hair.
2. Ali, Baxter and Greta have black hair.
3. Ali, Chris, Danny, Ella and Fred all have special red shirts for games.
4. Baxter and Ella are taller than the others.
5. Ali, Chris and Helen are shorter than the others.