Seven of our Year 8 pupils visited The Victoria School in Bournemouth today to take part in 'Step into Sport'. This event invites school pupils from all over Dorset to build upon their existing leadership skills and boost their confidence when working with pupils with disabilities. Upon arrival, our pupils showed their worth straight away by offering to help set up the sports hall for all the activities to come.
The day started with pupils being treated to an introductory talk from paralympic athlete, David Hill:
Our pupils then experienced a range of inclusive activities that could be adapted for a range of different people including: Boccia, Kurling, Target practice, skittle slalom courses and, their favourite of the day, Seated Volleyball.
The group were also tasked with drawing a picture that represented inclusion. It was lovely to hear all the pupils discussing confidently and openly what they thought it meant before working together to draw a picture of the world with people holding hands around it. It was the only picture that was commented on and singled out for praise from David himself!
We were set the challenge of going back to school to set up a club for specific pupils in order to promote inclusion and fun. The hard work has only just begun. Watch this space for more blogs about the club!
For homework year 8 need to prepare a timeline of The Tudors. Aiming high to gain one of the top stars is a challenge, but will really help you understand the situation in Britain, especially for Henry VIII as he divorced Catherine of Aragon and reformed the church. Use only one side of A4 for your timeline (two if you want to go for the "Greater Depth" or “Mastery” star) and use these websites to help you with your research, remembering not to just copy off the internet, but to where possible, use your own words.
Mrs Eadie's group's English homework. Watch this clip if you want to find out more.
Our morning started off with the sports leaders setting up and waiting for our anxious teams to arrive. Sixpenny arrived first followed closely behind by Cranborne First. We could tell that they were all extremely excited to play. Even though they were only twenty minute games (with a break at half time), the teams thrived in the dry conditions and in the end the Sixpenny Handley ‘B’ team was victorious.
Even though the other teams didn’t manage to take the crown, they played brilliantly, demonstrating great sportmanship and congratulating the other teams.
The winning teams received medals and the captain received a trophy the school could keep. In addition, all the other teams were presented with certificates for participation. We also congratulated the parents and staff for coming and supporting their children.
A special thanks to all the sports leaders that made this day possible.
Written by Emilie and Ethan (Sporting Ambassadors)
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