College hosts primary athletics festival

The College welcomed over 200 primary school students on Tuesday 9 May for an interactive athletics festival.

The event, run by the College’s Year 8 and 9 Sports Leaders, saw Year 3 and 4 primary school pupils from Canada Hill, Wolborough, Kingskerswell and Decoy primary schools focusing on core athletic skills including running, throwing and jumping. Pupils were treated to a carousel of activities run by the student leaders, who provided constant feedback and praise to the young visitors.

Amber from Wolborough Primary School enjoyed the event: “The athletics were really fun because the Newton Abbot College students helped us and answered all our questions. It was good to try something new and I really enjoyed the relays and throwing the balls.”

Newton Abbot College Physical Education teacher, Ian Patchett, said "it was fantastic to host so many pupils at the athletics festival. They really demonstrated such a positive attitude and approach to all of the activities. We are lucky to have such a talented group of young leaders on hand to provide a range of high quality activities that are both engaging and fun for everyone. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the experience and were visibly improving as the sessions went on; we look forward to welcoming them back to the College in the near future!"

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