Over the year, we encourage the children to participate in a number of different sporting activities within school time. We offer many different sports clubs for the children to participate in and we also organise intra house competitions. The competitions allow the children to work alongside each other in their house teams and develop their teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
Intra Sport Competitions
For this year's house competitions we are focusing on alternative sports. The first of our alternative sports competitions this year was a Danish longball competition. The game is a mixture of rounders and dodgeball an is great fun to play. Although it was new to the children, they fully embraced it an really enjoyed the competition.
A big congratulations goes to St David's house team, who won our competition (only two points ahead of St George's).
Sport in school
At St Wulstan's we try to offer the children a range of opportunities to experience different sports. We have a number of different activities which the whole school participate in to engage our children in physical activity and promote an awareness of how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Sports for Champions
In November the children had a visit from GB Decathlete Matthew Lee. All of the children years 1-6 participated in a circuit run by Matthew where they learnt what it takes to be a gold medal winning athlete. Afterwards, he gave an assembly where he explained how he got to be as successful as he is and what the children can do to accomplish their dreams. The children had an inspiring afternoon which lead many of them to want to continue to develop a healthy and active lifestyle.
In October, the whole of the school took part in a skipathon where we tried to cumulatively beat the world record of skips completed in 24 hours - 160,000! Every class spent time practising their skipping and by the week of the skipathon the children had all made great progress. On the skipathon week, every class had a 15 minute slot a day to complete as many skips as they possibly could. Each class tried extremely hard and the quality of the skipping was exceptional.