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Olympics fun for primary pupils

PUBLISHED: 12:40 24 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 12 July 2010

Primary schools from South Norfolk were involved in an multi-sports Olympics Day held at UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

It was organised by the South Norfolk School Sports Partnership and a total of 110 Key Stage 2 children from the Wymondham cluster including Barnham Broom, Wreningham and Spooner Row attended - while 20 student leaders from Wymondham High School assisted all day.

Primary schools from South Norfolk were involved in an multi-sports Olympics Day held at UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

It was organised by the South Norfolk School Sports Partnership and a total of 110 Key Stage 2 children from the Wymondham cluster including Barnham Broom, Wreningham and Spooner Row attended - while 20 student leaders from Wymondham High School assisted all day.

The theme of the day was to embrace the Olympic and Paralympic values of respect, excellence, friendship, deter-mination and courage - as well as to offer the children some fun and the opportunity to receive some excellent coaching.

The coaching in various Olympic disciplines took place in the morning followed by a mini-competition in the afternoon

All children got a certificate to mark their participation, and medals were also awarded to those children who best demonstrated the Olympic values.

Long jump and high jump were coached by Mike Utting, throwing events by John Painter, sprinting by Peter Gore and volleyball by Tomasz Morawski.

Organiser Isla McFadyen, sports co-ordinator for the Wymondham cluster of the SNSSP, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the day - I have a selection of beautiful letters from some of the children who attended, which just say it all.

“It was a brilliant day, they had such good fun.

“The accompanying teachers have also gone back to their schools with lots of ideas and I have organised further coaching in Sportshall Athletics with Mike Utting for the autumn and spring terms in my South Norfolk Primary schools with funding from Sport Unlimited.

“The leaders from Wymondham did a wonderful job in assisting the coaches and gently encouraging the younger children which added to the enjoyment of their day.”

A slideshow of the day can be found on the Wymondham Mercury website www.wam24.co.uk


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