It’s been a short but busy term, filled with lots of sport! The term kicked off with a New Age Kurling competition on only the second day back. This was a new sport for many of our small team, but that didn’t stop then having huge success, coming 1st in the group phase and finishing up 3rd overall. The team showed fantastic improvement over the afternoon, game by game performances getting better and better and the team thoroughly deserved their 3rd place medals.
Throughout this term, we have also had a group of children from KS2 working with Sophie from Inspire+ for fitness mentoring. The children were engaged in all the sessions and enjoyed them whilst also gaining an understanding of fitness and working to improve their own.
For PE this term, Year 2 had the opportunity to work with Inspire+ coach Lisa for multi-skills. The children worked on lots of different skills within each session and made good progress. In addition, a group of children from across KS2 were given the opportunity to attend a badminton taster session; they had the chance to play a variety of different games working on different skills within the sport.
Our Young Ambassadors have been very busy this term, starting up the personal challenges for all of the KS2 classes and running them through playtime and lunchtime. This has meant our children have had the opportunity to push themselves and try and beat their best at the physical task their Young Ambassadors have set and we had great participation throughout the term. The Young Ambassadors also received training in preparation to deliver the Inspire+ Legacy Tour assembly which they did a few days later. They delivered the assembly very well, with a focus on creating a legacy from the Women’s Football World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. At the end of the assembly one of our Young Ambassadors was chosen to pick out the country our children will be representing at the Mini Commonwealth Games (formerly Mini Olympics) that is to take place in the summer. Our country is Samoa!
The final sporting event we attended this term was the Swimarathon. We had 10 children take part who collectively swam a huge 173 lengths! All of the children put lots of effort into completing as many lengths as they could, encouraging each other and supporting each other throughout! I’m looking forward to next term already as it will be packed with lots of sport and events. We will be taking part in a netball tournament, netball development session, a tag rugby tournament and a hockey tournament next term and our sport clubs will continue with the introduction of a gymnastics club ran by an Inspire+ coach and a boxercise club.