Primary pupils tried out a range of athletics events at a festival organised by …

Primary pupils tried out a range of athletics events at a festival organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership.
Children from Sawley Junior, Cotmanhay Junior, Kensington Junior, St Thomas, Brooklands, Mapperley, Granby Junior, Hallam Fields, Shardlow and Chaucer Junior all took part in the Quad Kids festivals at Rutland Sports Park in Ilkeston.
Stations were set up and the children took a turn on each one, they included howler javelin, 600m, standing long jump, 75m and standing long jump.
All pupils gained an individual score, which was a combination of the points awarded for the distances and times of the four activities.
The scores of the top four girls and top four boys of each school were collated and the winning school will go on to represent Erewash at the summer school games at Mount St Mary’s on July 10th.
Sports leaders from Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy and Derby College helped to run the event along with leaders from ESSP.
Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership strategic director, said the Quad Kids events were always a favourite in the ESSP calendar.
She said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for lots of children to come along and try out some different athletics disciplines.
“Hopefully by doing this the children feel inspired and excited by sport and hopefully their teachers might take some of the activities back into school and run them there too.
“We would like to thank all of the children for their incredible enthusiasm and the staff who supported them. We would also like to thank the sports leaders who helped us to run the events and ensure that everything went smoothly.
“We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.”
Notes to editors: Erewash School Sport Partnership is a group of 45 schools working together to develop PE and sport opportunities for all young people. Its core priority is to improve the quality and quantity of PE and sport in schools. The partnerships aims to engage, motivate and include as many young people as possible in a positive PE and sport experience.





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