Moving in different ways was the focus of a series of festivals organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership and attended by hundreds of primary pupils.
The Mini Movers events were held at The Long Eaton School, Friesland School in Sandiacre and Rutland Sports Park in Ilkeston.
Pupils from Cotmanhay Infant, St Thomas, Shardlow, Mapperley, Dallimore, Ladywood and Chaucer Infant all attended the festival at Rutland Sports Park which was supported by sports leaders from Derby College.
Activities included dancing, skipping, yoga, active literacy, balancing on different equipment, throwing and catching.
Beth Grainger, from Erewash School Sport Partnership, said the aim of the day was to encourage the pupils to move their bodies in different ways.
She said: “We wanted them to think about moving their bodies in different ways so there were lots of different activities on offer. In dancing they learnt about the rhythm and in active literacy they listened to a story and then they acted it out while skipping was about co-ordination.
“There was a lot of information to take in and hopefully this might give staff at the schools involved some ideas that they could take back to their own classrooms. The young leaders at all of the events were fantastic and we would like to thank them for helping everything run smoothly.
“Everyone had a great time and left with a smile on their face, which is what we want to see. We would like to thank all of the schools that took part, pupils and staff and we look forward to seeing them again very soon.”
The event at The Long Eaton School was attended by primary schools including Firfield, Draycott, Longmoor, Parklands, Brooklands and St Laurence. Leaders from Long Eaton and Derby College supported the pupils.
At Friesland School, pupils from Ashbrook Infants, Stanley St Andrew, Risley, Grange and Sawley Infant took part and were supported by leaders from Friesland.
Notes to editors: Erewash School Sport Partnership is a group of 46 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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