KESTEVEN and Grantham Girls School hosted the fifth annual multi-skills sports festival last Wednesday.
The event was attended by 120 pupils from St Mary’s Primary School and Little Gonerby Infants’ School.
The day was organised by Year 9 and 10 students from KGGS who acted as excellent role models for the young participants. The leaders encouraged the development of agility, balance and co-ordination as well as communication and team working skills, whilst at the same time ensuring the activities were great fun.
In the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the youngsters were put into teams, each representing a different country. They took part in a carousel of activities aimed at improving their running and jumping skills, as well as events which required pupils to demonstrate hand-eye co-ordination such as throwing and catching.
St Mary’s pupil Mary-Louise Taurins said: “It was my best day ever because all my friends were here and all the people helping us were really excellent. I can’t decide which activity was my favourite.”
Every child received a certificate and a wristband for fully engaging themselves in the physical activity and bringing to life the Olympic and Paralympics values.