SSP Multi Skills Festival provides 300 pupils the chance to develop their fundamental skills

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Today, we held our second Year 2 SSP Multi Skills Festival of the year at Easton and Otley College Tennis Centre. Almost 300 pupils from six schools attended either the morning and afternoon session.

The purpose of the festival is to for the pupils to challenge themselves to develop and learn new sport specific skills that they can apply in the future.

The morning session was attended by;

  • Eaton Primary School
  • Nelson Infant School
  • Valley Primary School

The afternoon session was attended by;

  • Cringleford Primary School
  • Colman Infant School
  • Notre Dame Prep School

There were eight different stations and the pupils rotated across a number of these in small groups and with pupils from other schools.

Students from Easton and Otley College led each of the activities which focused on different sport specific skills that the pupils can practice or learn and then apply in future sporting opportunities. These included bowling in cricket, running, jumping and agility which can be applied in a range of sports, and tennis racket skills.

Some of the pupils attending the event were nominated by the staff members present for a Sportsmanship Award. The pupils that were nominated were then provided with a certificate to take home with them in a short presentation at the end of the session.

 

 

Charlotte Williams, SSP Project Officer commented;

“This was the second multi skills festival of the week and it was great to see so many schools and pupils attend. It is important that the pupils are given opportunities to learn and develop fundamental movement skills and that they are encouraged to take up opportunities where they will be active in the future.”

To view the photos from today’s event, please click here.

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