In celebration of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio this summer, the primary academies sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, have recently taken part in a Festival of Sport and Culture.
The inaugural event was hosted by the Skegness Junior Academy and involved 120 pupils from the Trust’s six academies, who participated in a range of sporting and cultural activities.
As with the global Olympics, the occasion began with an opening ceremony where each academy represented a different continent. Their performances showcased the diverse cultures from around the world and it was a fantastic, vibrant presentation, which set the scene for a truly remarkable event.
Mrs Corinna Wright, Principal at the Beacon Primary Academy was compere for the day and the Principals from the other academies were also in attendance.
“The amazing adaptation the children showed whilst joining forces with each other from the different academies has made the Festival of Sport and Culture such a huge success. The determination and respect they displayed to all of the participants and those involved was truly incredible. Working together, they set an excellent example of how they contribute to our school communities in such a positive manner. It was great to see their resilience and everyone should be very proud of the spectacular performances that the children executed. It really was a memorable occasion,” said Mrs Wright.
Pupils spent the day sampling an assortment of activities such as football, ruby, cricket, athletics, dance, drums and table tennis. The day culminated in a closing ceremony where the pupils joined together to watch the inspirational video that was released by Gareth Malone and the Invictus Choir. In preparation for the Olympics, pupils have recently had discussions around the topic of the Invictus Games during their PSHE sessions. They were really inspired by the athletes who competed in the games and their achievements. It was great for the festival to close reflecting on those who have given so many people inspiration to achieve success even in the face of adversity.
The event was a means of bringing pupils from each of the academies together with the aim of widening childrens’ knowledge of the world, encouraging a sense of awe and wonder and fostering a caring community in which pupils learn respect, tolerance and kindness to one another. Days such as these are the perfect platform to help achieve that.
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