Fun and games in school activity week

The whole school took part in a zumba session outside (s)
The whole school took part in a zumba session outside (s)

Coates Lane Primary School has hosted its first theme week of the year encouraging children to be active each day and to try something new.

Some children began Active Week never having heard of some of the activities they were about to do but finished off wanting more.

Pupils enjoyed the bikeability sessions (s)

Pupils enjoyed the bikeability sessions (s)

While nervous at the start, by the end of each and every session the enthusiasm and laughter of both children and staff around school became infectious and children were elated because they had developed a new skill.

Sports activities included zumba, kwik cricket, hockey, bikeability, basketball, fitness bootcamp (with parents involved), golf, martial arts and more.

Year 6 Sports Ambassadors for the school, Lily Pratt and James Carr-Butterfield, said: “We really enjoyed Active Week as we got to try lots of new sports as well as continuing our learning in the classroom.

“It was great to all be part of team and participate in something different. It’s been lots of fun; especially the kwik cricket and the whole school zumba session outside. I really hope we get to do this again.”

Children get to grips with hockey (s)

Children get to grips with hockey (s)

Headteacher Sarah White said: “We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of the coaches who voluntarily supported our Active Week, it was a pleasure to have so many professionals share their skills with the children and many will be returning to the school throughout the year to host after school clubs.

“Our Active week has been a catalyst for participation and enjoyment of challenging ourselves in our quest to achieve Gold Level in the School Games Mark.”

Pupils stretched themselves during Coates Lane Primary School Active Week (s)

Pupils stretched themselves during Coates Lane Primary School Active Week (s)

Activites were held indoors and outdoors (s)

Activites were held indoors and outdoors (s)