Bicester Family Sportshall Athletics

This term the Bicester School ran and organised two very successful Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics competitions at Bicester Leisure Centre in which 245 children from eight Bicester Family Primary Schools participated including Brookside, Bure Park, Chesterton, Fritwell, Five Acres,  Kings Meadow, Southwold and St. Edburg’s.

In both competitions children took part in various track and field events including; relay races, speed bounce, standing long jump and triple jump, vertical jump, javelin and chest push. 

The first of the competitions took place on Wednesday 20th January and focused on gifted and talented students.  The field and track events were closely contested with lots of noise and enthusiasm on display throughout.  Kings Meadow Primary School won the event and will go on to represent the Bicester Family at the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership final in February. 

The second competition took place a week later on Wednesday 27th January and was aimed at less active children who do not usually engage in sport and physical activity beyond lesson time.  They completed a circuit of athletic activities in which they learnt and practised each activity before competing against other, individually and as a team.  The inclusive nature of this event ensured less confident children were able to engage in and enjoy the activities.

During both events, the Spirit of the Games value of passion was a key focus area. A child from each team was selected and presented with a special certificate to recognise their positive attitude and perseverance throughout the festival.

Thank you to Steve Flynn (Bicester Athletic Club) for his support and guidance at both competitions.  Thank you also to twenty seven very capable and efficient Bicester Sport Leaders who did an outstanding job at officiating both track and field events and encouraging all competitors.

Comments

G&T Competition

“Brilliant event, the children loved it!”  (Teacher)

Best event ever!    Great fun, we loved it” (Children at Bure Park)

Great event as always and thanks for allowing us to enter three teams, it was great to see so many competing.” (Teacher)

“A very well run event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.  A great privilege to watch young people demonstrating such a talent in small local area.”  (Teacher)

“All the children had lots of fun.” (Teacher)

 

Inclusion Competition

The young leaders were the most helpful in any event I’ve been to.  They guided my children brilliantly and were really gentle.  Loved the new format.”   (Teacher)

We were impressed with the whole morning and the smiles on our pupils’ faces were a true measure of the success of the event.  Thank you.”(Teacher)

The children LOVED it and despite most being reluctant PE participants, they all surprised themselves.” (Teacher)

We had a great time.  The Children were buzzing when they got back to School.  Thank you.” (Head teacher)

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