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Plympton Family KS1 Multi Skills Festival

Plympton Academy Young Leaders and Volunteers from Plymouth University

Thursday 23rd February 2017—What an amazing afternoon of sport at Plympton Academy. 18 young leaders from our school hosted our annual KS1 Multi Skills festival today with the support from some great volunteers from Plymouth University. Teams from Boringdon, Chaddlewood, Compton, St. Marys and Yealmpstone Farm all came along to compete in our skill based festival. The activities ranged from tests of skill and accuracy with the Bean Bag Throw; team events such as a Sprint Relay and Ladder Relay; speed and agility with the Speed Bounce and even a test of strength with the Chest Push challenge. It was fantastic to see so many children taking part and having fun. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Leadership Academy—they conducted themselves professionally and it was with thanks to them that the event was such a success. A massive thank you as well to Sarah, Cassie and Haidie for taking time out of University to come along to help us. I thought that there was a fantastic atmosphere today and it was so great to see all the adults enjoying it as well as the children. Every child that took part today received a certificate and the overall winning team received a special certificate. Congratulations to Chaddlewood Primary who were our overall winners on the day having accumulated the most points across the 5 scored events. It was interesting to see from the break down of the results that each school excelled in a different activity. A full break down of the results can be found below. As well as competing for points for their team, there were some events where the children had the opportunity to compete for an individual medal.

James from Boringdon won the medal for the boys in the Speed Bounce having completed 62 jumps in 30 seconds. Sophie from Chaddlewood was first for the girls having completed 59 jumps. Lily from Yealmpstone Farm and Sam from Chaddlewood took the top spots in the Chest Push activity with throws of 4.18m and 5.00m respectively. St. Marys were on target for boys and girls in the Bean Bag Throw—both Jessica and Jack scored an impressive 70 points apiece.

I really hope that all of the competitors from today enjoyed themselves, everybody was trying so hard but it was great to see so many smiles as well.  I am already looking forward to our KS2 event coming up this term.

Claire Crowther

PE Specialist Teacher

Plympton Academy