Cooper Family Year 3 Multi-Skills Festival

The Cooper Family Multi-Skills Festival, aimed at children in Year 3, took place on 16 March at Cooper School. More than one hundred and forty children from Charlton-on-Otmoor, Fringford, Longfields and Glory Farm Primary Schools enjoyed taking part.

This inclusive event, organised by Cooper School and run by student sports leaders, was held over two sessions to meet the high demand for places while ensuring that high quality was maintained. The teams took part in a circuit of differentiated activities designed to improve agility, balance and coordination as related to the acquisition of basic ball skills, such as travelling with the ball, sending and receiving and shooting, in a variety of contexts. The Cooper School student leaders demonstrated each activity and the children had the opportunity to practise before a real buzz of excitement filled the hall as practice gave way to competition.

The School Games value of determination was a key focus area and a child from each team was selected and presented with a special certificate in recognition of the high level of effort they had shown throughout the event.

The festival, part of the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership’s competition programme, proved very popular with all the children having great fun.

“All the children have had a great time. The event was suitable for all abilities with a competitive element. The Cooper School young leaders showed good skill knowledge. The event was well organised; well done and thanks for a fun packed morning”. (Teacher, Charlton)

“We have developed good sporting communication and our teamwork skills. We would love to do it again; it was fast moving without having to wait around”. (Children, Charlton).

“Thank you for organising such a fun and engaging competition. All of my children felt welcomed and included and the Cooper sports leaders were friendly and supportive”.  (Teacher, Fringford)

“We really enjoyed today, it was brilliant”. (Children, Fringford)

“The leaders were friendly and positive. There was a great range of activities and we thought that the differentiation and practice time before the competition was great”.  (PE Coordinator, Longfields)

“I most enjoyed all of it!”  (Child, Longfields)

“Brilliant as always. The young leaders were a real credit to Cooper School”.

For photographs of the event, please select the following link http://ssconews.blogspot.co.uk/.

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