WAT a friendly rivalry at multi-skills festival

FRIENDLY RIVALS: Three Wimborne Academy Trust schools – Hayeswood First School, St John’s CE First School and Colehill First School – came together for a multi-skills festival.

FRIENDLY RIVALS: Three Wimborne Academy Trust schools – Hayeswood First School, St John’s CE First School and Colehill First School – came together for a multi-skills festival.

Three schools from Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) came together to compete in a special multi-skills festival.

Year 1 youngsters from Colehill First School and St John’s CE First School travelled to Hayeswood First School for a dose of healthy sporting rivalry.

The 90 youngsters began the day with a fun warm-up before they were set five challenges to complete.

First they had to see how many balls they could bounce against a wall in 30 seconds and if that didn’t bowl them over they then had to knock down as many skittles as possible.

 

 

BOWLED OVER! Three Wimborne Academy Trust schools – Hayeswood First School, St John’s CE First School and Colehill First School – came together for a multi-skills festival.

BOWLED OVER! Three Wimborne Academy Trust schools – Hayeswood First School, St John’s CE First School and Colehill First School – came together for a multi-skills festival.

Next up was the highly competitive bean bag throwing game in which the children had to try and reach the highest scoring hoops.

Then it was a pure speed test as the would-be Usain Bolts and Jessica Ennis’s were timed whilst running around a track.

Their final challenge was to jump across a line as many times as possible.

Liz West, CEO of Wimborne Academy Trust, said: “We are great believers in healthy competition as it encourages the children to try their best and work hard for their goals.

“Just as importantly we want them to enjoy their sport and this multi-skills festival organised by Hayeswood First School’s PE Leader, Alison Pinto, was immense fun for all our Year 1 pupils.

“They learned to work as a team and really encouraged each other. They also made many new friends from other schools.

“It is fantastic that our schools can work collaboratively and produce such a successful event that all their children can benefit from.”

At the end of the event every child’s score was added up to provide an overall total for each school.

Taking number one spot on the podium was Colehill First School, with Hayeswood First School in the silver medal position and St John’s CE First School securing bronze.

Wimborne Academy Trust has eight first and middle schools in the east Dorset area. In addition to Hayeswood, St John’s and Colehill first schools, other WAT members include Witchampton CE First School, Merley First School, Allenbourn Middle School, St Michael’s CE Middle School and Emmanuel CE Middle School.

 

 

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