Over three hundred Year 1 and 2 students joined QE year nine student sports leaders in QE’s sports hall for a day of multi-skills activities before half term. The youngsters were from Yeoford, Haywards, Bow, Cheriton Bishop, Tedburn, Landscore, Sandford and Copplestone. The activities went down a storm with youngsters and teachers singing the praises of the Year 9 leaders. Across the day the primary students developed key skills through ten activities including relay races, football, rounders, dodgeball, balancing, rolling and balloon volleyball. Zoe Burrow, a sixth form A-Level PE student with years of dance experience, also ran a dance workshop as part of the day.
Mr Gillon, PE teacher at QE, has been training the sports leaders in PE lessons since September. He commented "Our leaders are running six events across the year for students from year one to year six in gymnastics, tag rugby, orienteering, cricket, rounders, and athletics. The Year 9's are a real credit to the school and their parents. They are caring, polite, approachable, and mature. They are far better at working with primary students than I will ever be!"
Year one teacher from Cheriton Bishop, Miss Denford said,
"The day was a huge success. We were met off the bus by the welcoming faces of QE students who led us to the sports hall for an action packed morning. The activities were run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable sports leaders. There were plenty of QE leaders which allowed lots of feedback and encouragement to the Year 1’s and 2’s."
The next event is Orienteering for year three and four students on the 21st of March held at Barnfield campus.
Article written by Jess Cormack and Alice Gillick, Year 9 students at QE