Pupils try out unusual activities in alternative sports week

PE teacher David Costello puts pupils through their paces with a kickboxing lesson during a week of alternative sports at Sir William Robertson Academy. Photo: Roy Wooding
PE teacher David Costello puts pupils through their paces with a kickboxing lesson during a week of alternative sports at Sir William Robertson Academy. Photo: Roy Wooding
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Sir William Robertson Academy celebrated National School Sports Week with activities and sports including 
caving and lacrosse.

The Welbourn school’s pupils has the chance to try out the country’s first mobile caving experience which visited the school on Friday. The children clambered through 90 feet of simulated caving wearing helmets and head torches with expert tuition.

They also tried out other activities including fencing, street dance, human table football, trampolining, Zumba, kickboxing, ultimate frisbee, golf and archery.

The Rotary Club of Grantham donated £500 to the school to pay for some activities.

Primary schools from Leadenham, Welbourn and Caythorpe were invited to take part in the activities as well.

PE teacher David Costello, who was crowned England’s number one kickboxer in May, held some fun sessions with students during the week. Kickboxing is already offered as a lunchtime activity.

Christina Mower, School Sports Co-ordinator who organised the sports week, said: “This week-long celebration of sport for schools was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the Games now over the School wants to continue to build upon the enthusiasm for sport offering new and different taster activities with the PE Curriculum.”