Pupils enjoy their own Commonwealth Games!

Pupils enjoy their own Commonwealth Games!

by Danielle Thompson (July 2022)

YOUNGSTERS at a primary school enjoyed community sessions and sporty fun as they celebrated the upcoming Commonwealth Games last week.

Schoolchildren at Woodland Primary School in Birch Green took part in a range of sports ahead of the Commonwealth Games - which are due to be held in Birmingham at the end of this month - including badminton, judo, athletics, netball, cycling and rhythmic gymnastics.

Teacher Vicky Beeley said: “Children enjoyed sessions in the community as well, visiting The Village Pub in Old Skem to play Crown Green Bowls with some senior members of Scouts Active Support Unit (SASU).

“All of the children experienced ABC Boxing Gym in Birch Green and our youngest children from Nursery to Year 2 went swimming at Nye Bevan.

“We introduced a range of new sporting opportunities, fencing and karate, as well as trying to get to the top of our mobile climbing wall.

“We chose another country from the Common-wealth to learn about; South Africa.

“It was a huge success and the week culminated in a colourful closing ceremony where all the children, in their four teams, dressed up and celebrated what children had achieved during the week.”

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