SSP Change4Life Festival encourages over 70 pupils to get active!


Today, we held an SSP Change4Life Festival at City Academy Norwich. The event saw over 70 pupils from six schools attend the event.

The schools that attended the event were;

  • Bluebell Primary
  • Colman Junior
  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary
  • West Earlham Infant
  • Wensum Junior
  • West Earlham Junior

The purpose of the festival was to encourage as many pupils to participate in physical activity as possible, increase their confidence and offer the opportunity to come away from the classroom and represent their school in a range of fun games and activities.

The pupils were split into small groups and were paired with another school so the pupils could meet new faces. In these groups the pupils then spent 15 minutes engaging in one activity before moving onto another. These were led by Sports Leaders from City Academy and involved the pupils practicing their throwing skills, balancing, agility and also gave the chance to develop team work and communication skills. These skills practiced and learnt can then by applied to other games and activities in the future.

At the end of the festival, some pupils were nominated for a Sportsmanship Award. These were nominated by the staff members from each of the schools and in a short presentation, every nominated pupil was awarded with a certificate to take home.

The pupils themselves commented;

“I really enjoyed it” and “I had great fun”. 

SSP Sportsmanship Award Winners

SSP Sportsmanship Award Winners

Mr Lightfoot from St Francis of Assisi primary School commented;

“All the pupils grew in confidence during the morning”.

Charlotte Williams, project officer for the SSP added;

“It was great to see so many pupils today and all of them getting involved in all of the activities throughout the event. The pupils really enjoyed themselves and there were plenty of smiles to see. The Sports Leaders did a great job of encouraging the pupils throughout”.

To view the photos from today, please visit the Photo Gallery section.


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