Fencing, howler javelin, sprinting and boccia were just some of the activities that pupils experienced at a multi-sports event organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership.
Hundreds of Year Three and Four children from primary schools across the borough took part at Rutland Sports Park in Ilkeston.
Pupils also enjoyed handball, tag ruby, speed bounce, hurdles and played parachute games.
Jack Steggles, competitions organiser for Erewash School Sport Partnership, said there were opportunities for children to try activities that were completely new to them.
He said: “We had lots of different games for the children and they’ve really enjoyed trying them all out. They’ve also learnt and practiced lots of skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, different throwing techniques, ball skills and for some of them the fencing has been something totally new to them.”
Gareth Davis, Year Three class teacher and PE co-ordinator at Hallam Fields Junior School, said his pupils got a lot out of the multi-sports event.
He said: “This kind of event is great because it gets the children fit, gets them active and gets them working as a team. They talk to other children that they don’t necessarily mix with and they build relationships and networks with other schools. They loved it.”
Zoe Davies, teaching assistant at Stanley St Andrews Primary School, said her pupils always enjoyed taking part in events organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership.
She said: “The children love coming to events like these. We have had some fencing sessions in school which were organised through Erewash School Sport Partnership and they’ve absolutely loved those. It was so popular that we even ran it as an after-school club.
Schools which took part in the multi-sports event included Stanley St Andrews, Hallam Fields Junior School, Chaucer Junior School, Granby Junior, Kensington Junior, Dallimore Primary, Cotmanhay Junior and St Thomas.


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