Littleham toddlers in sportsday
Nursery toddlers to pupils age five took part in Littleham Primary School’s annual sports day last week.
Nursery toddlers to pupils age five took part in Littleham Primary School’s annual sports day last week. The ‘school run’ race was staged on the playing field in the morning with up to a mile being run by the older children. This was followed by a sponsored skip on the playground in aid of the British Heart Foundation, where children displayed their skipping prowess with individual and ‘double Dutch’ skipping. In the afternoon there was a pirate-themed sporting event, where the children in teams competed in jumping, running and throwing activities and were watched and encouraged by parents and friends. The whole event began with an opening ceremony involving sea shanties and a warm-up to the Beach Boys. PE coordinator Rosemary Roberts said: “I was very impressed how every pupil gave their best in every part of the day. There was something for everyone and an opportunity to show off individual and team skills.” Pupil Rosie Brice: “It was a great opportunity to have a different sports day – we liked being pirates. I especially liked the ‘dress a pirate’ race and throwing water balloons.” Head teacher Duncan Nelmes said: “It was a great event where the parents enjoyed a shared picnic and saw how each child tried its best. “A really good shared experience and the children in school are definitely getting fitter!”