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Multi-Skills Festival at Calderdale College

3rd April 2012

Over 50 Year 2 Primary School children from Holy Trinity Primary School visited the college to take part in a multi-skills festival. The festival is was organised and run by Calderdale College’s Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Performance Management students.

The primary school pupils had the opportunity to try out a range of activities including the climbing wall, ball skills, target practice and team building activities. Calderdale College students organised the festival making use of the facilities in the Inspire Centre sports hall and developing a range of activities which help to improve basic movement and fundamental sport skills in a fun, challenging and enjoyable manner. The activities all helped the children work on coordination, movement, thinking and body awareness.

The festival follows on from the regular P.E. lessons and an after school multi-skills club that the College students have been providing to the primary school children at Holy Trinity Primary School throughout the year. This festival is the first time that the children have been into the college and is a great opportunity to showcase the work the students and the year 2 children have produced throughout the year.

Polly Bryan, Year 2 teacher at Holy Trinity Primary School commented “It has gone really well today and the children are all engaged. There is a fantastic variety and it plays to different strengths of the children. They can learn skills they do not usually get the opportunity to and it is good to bring skills on that are not necessarily competitive.”

Her colleague Rebecca Gleaden who also teaches Year 2 added “It has been fantastic, well organised and all the coaches have got involved. It is a definite success. The children love the PE sessions the coaches provide and enjoy getting involved“

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