The College welcomed over 400 Year 4 pupils from ten different primary schools in the local area on Friday 9 June to take part in the College’s ‘Primary Olympics’ day.
Pupils enjoyed a carousel of wide ranging sporting activities; traditional sports such as short tennis, badminton, cycling, football, athletics and cricket were on offer as well as the more unusual disciplines of street surfing. The College’s dedicated Sports Leaders were on hand to ensure that the day ran smoothly, encouraging pupils to get involved and try something new.
The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all primary school pupils with Melissa from Decoy Primary School commenting “The day has been brilliant. I have enjoyed all the activities but athletics is my favourite. The student Leaders are really nice and kind and it has been exciting coming to such a big school to have lots of fun.”
Newton Abbot College PE teacher, Ian Patchett, was thrilled with the day’s events: “Hosting over 400 guests is no mean feat; the success of the day was, in no small part, down to the dedication and commitment of the College’s Sports Leaders. Their never ending enthusiasm, professionalism and welcoming attitude helped to create a real buzz in the College throughout the day. Our young guests all had a fantastic time learning new skills; the Olympic Day is a real highlight in the College’s calendar and we are proud to see the event going from strength to strength.”