Oakwell Rise Attend RITC Sports Day

Pupils from Oakwell Rise Primary Academy attended a sports day at Oakwell today.

Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children took part in a number of sporting activities on the indoor and outdoor pitches at Reds in the Community.

The pupils were split into groups representing eight nations from around the world before the scores from the eight events were added up to see which country came out on top.

First, the teams took on the field events for the day; javelin, shot put, long jump and triple jump.

The points were then totaled before the nations were split into their year groups and went face-to-face with the other countries in the ‘track’ events.

Pupils raced each other in a sprint, a relay, a hurdles event and in a long distance run.

The sports day was staffed by Reds in the Community coaches while Sports Development Officer Kieron Campbell organised and planned the day.

Kieron was delighted with the success of the sports day, which helped RITC mark National School Sport Week 2018.

He said: “It was great to have the chance to organise a whole school attending and taking part in sporting activity at Oakwell today. Sports days are always fun occasions and today was no different, with all of the pupils enjoying themselves and taking part with the right attitude. Events like today are vital to ensure that children from the local community are active and to help encourage a positive mental attitude towards sport.”

Reds in the Community will be continuing their celebrations for National School Sport Week when Queens Road Academy visit Oakwell for a sports day on Friday.