Over 600 children take part in SSP Multi Skills Festivals this week


Over the past week over 600 Year 1 pupils from 13 different schools from across Norwich have participated in two SSP Multi Skills Festivals held at Easton and Otley College.

The festivals aim to encourage pupils to develop the habit of being active and choosing to take part in school sport events whilst also developing their fundamental sports skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching and rolling.

On Thursday 18th January approximately 360 pupils from the following schools took part in the first festival of the week;

  • Bluebell Primary School
  • Chapel Break Infant School
  • Colman Infant School
  • The Clare School
  • Little Melton Primary School
  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • West Earlham Infant School
  • Valley Primary School

On Monday 22nd January a further 360 pupils from the following schools took part in a second festival;

  • The Clare School
  • Cringleford Primary School
  • Eaton Primary School
  • Free School Norwich
  • Hethersett Woodside Infant School
  • Nelson Infant School

The Festivals gave pupils the opportunity to represent their school at an off site event alongside pupils from other schools. Each festival was split into a morning session and afternoon session, with around 160 pupils participating to each session.

All activities over the two days were delivered by sports students from Easton & Otley College, who are gaining experience by volunteering at SSP events.

George Harmer, Project Officer for the SSP commented;

“It was great to see so many Year 1 pupils enjoying the activities with pupils from other schools and it is always fun to see the children learning a new skill.”

Photos from both Festivals can be found in our Photo Gallery section of our website. If your child took part in one of the festivals and would now like to join a local community sports clubs then visit our Clubs page for information about local sports clubs.


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