BGN Family Year 1 Multi-skills festivals

Over 250 Year 1 children participated in the BGN Family multi-skills festivals held at Blessed George Napier Catholic School on Thursday 23rd March 2017.  The two festivals involved all seven BGN family Primary Schools including Bishop Loveday, Cropredy, St. John’s and St. Joseph’s attending the morning event and Hardwick, Orchard Fields and William Morris taking part in the afternoon event.

Teams took part in various relay and skill based activities in a circuit.  These included rugby, tennis, obstacle relay, treasure chest, shuttle run, target throw, dribbling and standing long jump.   The activities were expertly planned and delivered by twenty-two young student leaders from Blessed George Napier, St. John’s and Orchard Fields.   All these Young leaders are part of the BGN Family Key Stage 2-3 Leadership Academy. 

During the festival, the Spirit of the Games value ‘Self Belief’ was a key focus area.  One member from each team was was presented with a special certificate to recognise their bravery and confidence in taking on the new activities.  

Congratulations to all children, young leaders, teachers and additional adults who all contributed to two very fun and enjoyable festivals. 



The multi-skills morning was well organised and ran smoothly.  The children have really enjoyed it and Year 7’s were great.”   (Teacher at St. John’s)

“Young leaders were caring and fantastic.” (Teaching assistant at St. Joseph’s)

“Fun! Enjoyable. We liked all the activities” (Children at Cropredy)

“Year 7 BGN and Primary young leaders lead their activities well.” (Teaching assistant at William Morris)

“The activities were well organised.” (Teaching assistant at Hardwick)

“Children enjoyed the activities, was good to also have leaders from Orchard Fields.” (Teacher at Orchard Fields)

“I enjoyed teaching the Year 1 children today and making up a game they liked.” (Young student leader at Orchard Fields)

“I thought today was very successful.  The children’s’ looks on their faces looked happy and they enjoyed it.  I learnt how to lead warm ups and how to adapt games.  I look forward to more leadership experiences.” (Year 7 BGN Young student leader)

“It was fun teaching the Year 1 children new skills and watching them have fun.  We are really pleased that we were chosen as leaders and would love to help out at another event soon.” (Year 7 BGN Young student Leaders)


School Sport Coordinator

Blessed George Napier Catholic School                    


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