Today we had 280 Year Reception children take part in the Multi Skills Festival at Easton Tennis Centre. The festival was split into a morning session and an afternoon session and the pupils participated in lots of activities.
The purpose of a Multi Skills Festival is to learn basic throwing and catching techniques. The activities also focus on agility and ranges of movement. The activities were delivered by students from Easton & Otley College who volunteered all day for the festivals.
The skills they learn today hopefully will help the children in the future when they play sports, where they can take these skills and apply them to many different sports.
There was beanbags flying one way, hopping around an obstacle course the other way and cones being knocked all over the place in the fun activities that were delivered today.
The schools who attended were;
- The Clare School
- Cringleford Primary School
- Free School Norwich
- Hethersett Woodside Infant School
- Nelson Infant School
- West Earlham Infant School
George Harmer, Project Officer said;
“It was such a fun day with all the children learning new skills while enjoying themselves. It’s great to see the pupils getting active and having fun doing it. I hope they continue enjoying physical activity and look into playing more sports.”
At the end of the Multi Skills Festivals, Sportsmanship Awards were presented to the children who showed good sportsmanlike attributes at the festivals.
One of the Cringleford Primary School Teacher’s commented;
“We had a fantastic time with a nice range of activities. App the pupils were very engaged and enjoyed the event.”
Also, a teacher from Hethersett Infant School said;
“The event was a lot of fun and the coaches were really good from Easton and Otley College!”
You can see more photos from the event in our Photo Gallery.