Schools hold virtual sports day to keep up morale in lockdown

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 August 2020

Children enjoyed a virtual sports day either at schools in Wedmore, Weare and Cheddar or at home.      Picture: Wessex Learning Trust

Children enjoyed a virtual sports day either at schools in Wedmore, Weare and Cheddar or at home. Picture: Wessex Learning Trust

Wessex Learning Trust

Children took part in a virtual sports day to keep up morale during coronavirus lockdown.

Children enjoyed a virtual sports day either at schools in Wedmore, Weare and Cheddar or at home.      Picture: Wessex Learning TrustChildren enjoyed a virtual sports day either at schools in Wedmore, Weare and Cheddar or at home. Picture: Wessex Learning Trust

PE teachers from Wedmore, Weare and Cheddar first schools led the initiative, where pupils competed for prizes and participation awards over the five-day event.

Children completed a 30-seconds sprint, a long-distance three-minutes run, speed bounce, triple jump, and target throw and the challenges could be done at home or school.

Wessex Learning Trust chief executive Gavin Ball said: “I am delighted to see our learners were able to take part in sports days across our schools this term, despite coronavirus lockdown. These events are important parts of every child’s upbringing and shape our experiences and memories of school.

“I hope everyone enjoyed getting involved and taking part, and that it has got everyone excited for coming back to school in September.”


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