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Pupils to swap classroom for uni to get active

Willingdon Primary School, Rapsons Road, July 22nd 2013 E30133P ENGSUS00120130722160358

Willingdon Primary School, Rapsons Road, July 22nd 2013 E30133P ENGSUS00120130722160358

Pupils from Willingdon Primary School in Rapsons Road will be taking part in alternative activity days at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus this month as part of a new partnership.

Willingdon have sought the expertise of the university to make the most of the additional funding provided by the government to improve the quality of physical education and sport in primary schools in England.

The alternative activity days will be led by university staff and students studying physical education degrees. Over four days pupils from all year groups will take part in alternative activities from trust games to cheer leading and new age Kurling to Pop Lacrosse that respond to the changing interests of pupils and offer considerable educational value to their development.

The university has already run two sports days for the school and is currently setting up a new running club to start in the autumn as well as planning for a day’s inset training in September.

Willingdon head Judith Cooper said, “We have chosen to work with the University of Brighton because we’re confident their staff and excellent facilities can provide us with the tools to give children and staff the best sporting experiences we can provide.”

 

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