SSP Year One Multi-Skills Festival engages 300 pupils in sports skill activities


Multi-Skills festivals for pupils in Year One were held today at Easton and Otley College. Multi-Skills festivals allow pupils to develop physical competence and experience wider social benefits. The focus is on learning, development and achieving your own personal best.

Two festivals took place across the day with seven schools attending. The morning festival was attended by;

  • Colman Infant School
  • Cringleford Primary School
  • Free School Norwich
  • Little Melton Primary School

The afternoon festival was attended by;

  • Clover Hill Infant School
  • Hethersett Woodside Infant School
  • West Earlham Infant School

Pupils were split into small groups, mixing pupils together from different schools, and spent approximately eight minutes on an activity before moving onto another. Each of the activities gave them the opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills.



The resource cards used were;

  • Football Dribbling
  • Underarm Bowling
  • Tri-Golf Putting
  • Racket Skills
  • Multi-Skills Treasure Chest
  • Overarm Throwing
  • Movement Skills
  • Passing & Catching

At the end of the festival, some pupils were presented with a Sportsmanship Award. The pupils were nominated by their teachers and staff for displaying sportsmanship qualities throughout the event. Qualities included being a good role model, helping others and listening well to instructions.


Overall, the festival was a great experience for all the pupils involved. Mrs Gaffney from Hetheresett Woodside Infant School said;

“The pupils enjoy it, worked hard and learnt some new skills”.

Mrs Davies-Grant said;

“There was a good variety of skills and resources. The pupils really enjoyed the activities and thought the whole experience was really fun. They enjoyed meeting other children from different schools”.

Thank you to the students from Easton and Otley College who led each of the activities today.

Photographs from the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.


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