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Over one hundred Year 5 and 6 children from Queens Park Primary, St. John the Baptist and Fairlight attended the recent Multi-Sports Day event at Roedean Junior School where they took part in Golf, Tennis, Swimming and Gymnastics. Each school had a one hour session for each of the four sports. All the pupils and teachers enjoyed a fantastic day and went home with certificates and goody bags.
Based on the previous government’s PESSCL strategy (PE, School Sport and Club Links) the day was arranged to increase the number of sporting opportunities for local children. Each term a different event is organised at Roedean Junior School which provides transport, use of its swimming pool and football field and ‘what to teach’ skills so that these can then be used in the schools’ own PE lessons.
Miss Allen, whose background is in the state sector says, “The aim is to provide some more unusual sports for local primary schools to try and, most importantly, to have fun. The government set a national curriculum which can be difficult for some schools to follow due to space, equipment, finance or knowledge limitations.”
Thanks go to all the coaches who gave their time for free. John Miller and Jarrad (Badgers Tennis Club), Adrian Milligan (Brighton & Hove Golf Club), Daphne Hand and Ann Martin (Brighton & Hove Gymnastics Club), Becky Fallon and lifeguards (Brighton Swimming School).
The next sporting event will be an Outdoor Adventurous Activity day. The day will include bush craft skills, climbing, rock pooling, day camping as well as an inflatable assault course which is being brought by the army.