Children at Littleham Primary are enjoying a 'Fit For All' after school club which is run by Jem Brooker from 'Sporting World'. Some of the youngsters are pictured with Jem making strides. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9735-39-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Children at Littleham C of E Primary School have started the new term with a determination to get fit.
The Monday after school club is called ‘Fit For All’ and is run by Miss Jem Brooke from SportsNet.
Headteacher Duncan Nelmes said: “We aim to increase participation and have fun in the process. We take this area very seriously and are proud of the range of sports on offer in a small school.”
“We have a tradition of participation in a wide variety of events, from Kids’ Half marathon, netball, tag rugby and other events organised through the Exmouth Learning Community.”
It follows the coalition government pledging £150 million-a-year nationally following London 2012.
A typical primary school with 250 primary aged pupils would receive £9,250 per year.
This is the equivalent of around two days a week of a primary teacher or a coach’s time - enough to make sure every pupil in the school can take part in sport.
“We plan to use the much publicised money to increase participation, develop skills and fulfil the Olympic legacy that the money aims to.”