Report by Jordan Talbot Y10
Today King Edward VI High School opened its doors to children from Year 1 & 2 from 4 primary schools: Castlechurch, Gnosall St Lawrence, Woodseaves and Church Eaton. 66 children gathered in the sports hall to take part in a Circus Skills Festival where all the children were taught 5 different skills all found at the Circus. These skills included: Juggling, Diabolos, Hoops, Spinning Plates and Rhythm Sticks. An army of 41 Sports leaders taught these skills, which included pupils from all years of our school as well as many helping out from the sixth form.
The event came about when, a few years ago, local primary schools teachers were trained in circus skills for them to then relay onto their students. This festival was created to carry this on. Mrs Gibbs, PE teacher and Sixth Form Progress Leader, was in charge of the festival and said: “It gives the children a chance to try something different to traditional team games such as football or netball. It gives them a chance to try something new to see whether they would like it or not. It also gives the King Edwards' students an opportunity to act as sports leaders with primary school children”
According to the children’s response at the end of the festival they all enjoyed it. When asked whether they enjoyed the activities or not, they all replied with a deafening chorus of ‘YES’ which was filled with enthusiasm and excitement. This definitely shows that this event was a success.
Jordan Talbot Y10
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