Schools urged to take up a summer sporting challenge

Lincolnshire Sport wants schools to take part in a special one-day challenge this summer
Lincolnshire Sport wants schools to take part in a special one-day challenge this summer

Primary schools across Lincolnshire are invited to take part in a one-day School Sport Challenge this summer.

The event, which caters for up to 200 pupils per day, is co-ordinated by Lincolnshire Sport to encourage more young people to try new sports and activities.

Primary schools can choose from three sporting packages; athletics, ball sports and striking – with up to seven activities per package.

Lucy Blakey, Children and Young People Officer at Lincolnshire Sport, said: “Our School Sport Challenge events incorporate a variety of inclusive activities and sports which are suitable for every pupil as an intra-school sport challenge.

“It’s a great way for primary schools to utilise some of their Primary School Sports Premium funding by encouraging the whole school to try new sports or activities in a fun and relaxed environment, whilst also learning about the School Games competition.”

Sessions are delivered by fully trained young leaders from Lincoln College, and pupils will all receive a bronze, silver or gold certificate at the end of the day.

Tom Shaw, a teacher at one of the schools that took part last year, commented: “The School Sport Challenge was amazing for our children.

“The events organised were simple enough for the youngest children but challenging enough for the older children.

“This was down to the expertise of the young leaders; they were fantastic and will make brilliant coaches and teachers in coming years.”

Schools also have the option to raise funds for the school during the challenge.

For more information, call 01522 730325, go to the website at www.lincolnshiresport.com or follow the Lincolnshire Sport on Twitter at @LincsSport