The event, organised by Adam Pilkington, School Sports Coordinator, is the first chance for pupils to experience a competitive environment against their neighbouring primary schools. The four schools taking part were Christ Church CofE, Whitehouse, Preston Grange and King Edwards.
Mr Pilkington and Robbie Blair (PE technician) have been working with the teams since January delivering various skill sessions within the pupils PE lessons in their school. After five lessons of training the pupils were well prepared for the competition. The Multi-skills lessons developed the agility, balance and co-ordination of the pupils in a fun way enabling and improving these basic skills for more specific sports in their later sporting education.
On the day the children took part in 13 fun activities led by Year 7 leaders who attend John Spence.
To give the event a real boost, pupils worked for four minutes listening to motivating music and pushing themselves against the huge electronic timer. Teams won points for each event and spot prizes were given out randomly to top performers. At the end of the event, all participating classes received certificated to take back to school.
The event was a huge success with everyone showing exceptional levels of skill and stamina, with a total of 13 teams in the competition.