What a brilliant day it’s been for both the KS1 and KS2 children in school today.  They’ve spent the day competing in an array of fun and engaging physical activities linked to the Lancashire Schools Virtual Sports Day event.  There has been so much energy spent, calories burned and over excited children that it is difficult to know where to begin describing the day…

Due to the recent nasty, wet weather we’ve had, poor Mr Farry’s (in depth) plans to run the event on our large Sports field were scuppered at the last minute.  The event was then re-organised to run in the KS2 hall for the morning and outside for the afternoon.

Hence, the children from Reception and Year 1 (in their bubbles) were timetabled to attend and complete 10 activities promoting the majority of the key movement skills for KS1 including: kicking, throwing, catching, running, jumping.  The little boys and girls had a right giggle and there were a few red faces towards the end.

After the little ones, the children from Year 2 to 5 bubbles completed their circuit of activities having the same amount of fun and exhausted look at the end.  Even Mrs Turner got involved, role modelling to the children!

In the afternoon, the Year 6 children completed 15 activities outside.  Again coming out in their respective bubbles, the children smashed PBs – Personal Bests – and had a great time doing so.  It’s quite fascinating how competitive children can be.

A massive thank you needs to go to Fiona (leader of PSSP – Pendle Schools Sports Partnership) and her daughter for helping Mr Farry run the event on the day.  It made a potentially very difficult day a much easier and more enjoyable one to have.

As you will see from the many photos – the children absolutely smashed it!

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