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Students organise fun sports festivals for local primary schools

Between May and June, students ran a programme of sports festivals giving pupils from Worcester primary schools the chance to take part in a wide range of sporting activities.

The Bishop Perowne students set up different engaging events focused around sports including hockey, Tri-Golf, orienteering, tennis, gymnastics and athletics. Over 500 pupils from all year groups at Claines CE Primary School, Northwick Manor Primary School, Perdiswell Primary School, St Barnabas CE Primary School and St George's CofE Primary School attended the six days of sporting activities.

The athletic and Tri-Golf festivals acted as qualifiers to select schools to represent Worcester in county competitions, which are subsequently qualifiers for the national School Games tournament. St Barnabas was victorious at the athletic festival and St George's Cof E Primary School at the Tri-Golf event, which took place at Ravenmeadow Golf Centre.

Each sports festival day focused on multi-skill development, fitness and fun for the primary school pupils, and developing leadership skills for our students.

Mark Pollard, Headteacher, commented: 

"Each event had a great atmosphere and gave the primary school pupils the chance to take part in sports they've never tried before. These types of days are particularly important for those in Years 5 and 6 who are preparing to move up to secondary school as it gives them a great taster of what sporting activities will be available to them.

"Due to us welcoming pupils from all primary school year groups, our students worked extremely hard with our PE department to develop festivals that were both fun and competitive, but also relevant for ages 4 right through to 11. They did a fantastic job and they should be proud of their accomplishments; it really highlights what can be achieved when students work as a team."

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