Change4Life Festivals

Over fifty children from five Schools took part across two Change4Life festivals this term.    St. John’s, Dr. Radcliffe’s and Christopher Rawlings attended on Thursday 25th November at Banbury Academy and Brookside and Longfields participated on Friday 27th November at Bicester Leisure Centre. 

Following a whole group warm up of bean bag tag, teams rotated around three activities including archery, boccia and combat tag games.  In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere all children and accompanying adults really enjoyed the challenge each activity bought.

During the festival, the Spirit of the Games value ‘Self Belief’ was a key focus area.  Two members from each team were presented with a special certificate to recognise their positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout the festival.

All children left both festivals buzzing with excitement and it is hoped they will transfer their new found self-belief into their own change4life clubs and work back at their own Primary Schools.

We look forward to similar fun at our next Change4Life festivals scheduled for March.

Comments from children and adults

“Epic! Children were not confident at the beginning of the session but all felt they could now face challenges after trying all the activities.”  Teaching assistant (Christopher Rawlings)

“We like the Archery as it was different and a new sport.  We also liked the Boccia because you had to really think about how to move your arms.  We also learnt teamwork because we had to work together and to try our best even if it was challenging.” (Children taking part from St. John’s)

“The archery was the best, we loved it.” (Children from Dr Radcliffe’s)

“It was really fun.”

“We enjoyed archery!” (Children from Longfield’s)

“The children came back to School full of confidence and seemed to really enjoy the festival” Teacher (Longfields)

“I was really happy.”

“Amazing.”                   

“We liked all the activities.”(Children from Brookside)

We used all our learning powers, ‘have a go, don’t give up, curious, keep on improving’.  Thank you as always.”     Brookside (Teacher)

 

Newsletters

Would you like to receive our newsletter? Add your email address to our subscribers list for future issues.

Subscribe

Upcoming Events

SSCo and Primary Mentor Training Day

Date: 27th September 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 16:00 PM

The Cooper Family Tag Rugby

Date: 3rd October 2018
Time: 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Bicester Tag Rugby

Date: 3rd October 2018
Time: 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Latest News

The Cooper Diamond Cricket Focus Festival

The last focus festival for The Cooper School was Diamond Cricket. There was a total of 5 schools attending; Fringford, Glory Farm, Finmere, Charlton-on-Otmoor and Launton.

Read article

Summer Games at Banbury Academy

 Over 200 Y4-6s participated in the last event on the Banbury Academy 2017/2018 calendar on Thursday July 5th.  Targeted at children who had not yet attended a festival, it was a lovely event to finish with.

Read article

Designed by Sport Connect

Version 4.1.4 /