Pent Valley hosted over 100 Primary School Children to take part in a Multi-Sport competition for year 3 and 4 pupils as part of the school’s Shepway School Games (SSG) competition programme.
The competition was designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to try their hand at a number of different sports which may have been previously untried and untested by those in attendance. These sports included track and field athletics events, volleyball, golf, hockey, rounders and handball all of which appear in the SSG’s competition calendar thus giving the young competitors the chance to practice their skills before competing against their neighbouring schools.
The competition was organsied by Pent Valley’s Shepway School Games Organiser Daniel Bromley and Outreach Co-ordinator Nell Young who also developed the school’s Leadership Academy where students receive training and qualification to enable them to volunteer and officiate at events such as this. Daniel commented “It is great to see so many children competing in a variety of sports which will undoubtedly prepare them for their future participation in these sports both at our competitions and in their respective schools.” He went on to say how well the leaders had taken to their roles “We have sports leaders and ambassadors from years 7, 8 and 9 who are all becoming fantastic advocates of sport for young children since joining the Leadership Academy and today was the year 7’s chance to demonstrate their exceptional maturity and enthusiasm for sport.”
10 Teams from St Eanswythe’s Primary, Harcourt Primary, Folkestone Primary, Christ Church Primary and competition winners Seabrook Primary took part in the event with all pupils leaving with huge smiles on their faces.