The Causeway School hosted its first Primary School Sports Festival.
The festival, which organisers hope to make an annual event, provided youngsters from local primary schools with an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon packed with sporting fun and competition.
Activities included, football and rugby on the school’s new astro-turf, netball on the courts and badminton, basketball and athletics team races held in the sports hall.
The primary schools teams of up to sixteen students competed for the overall winner position. Participants were awarded not just for their involvement and sporting talent, but also recognised for having the sporting qualities including teamwork, resilience, problem solving, leadership and curiosity.
Sharon Clay, said, “The sports leaders at The Causeway School are amongst the best in Sussex.
“They are able to plan and deliver a range of activities for a range of age groups.
“They have great organisation, teamwork and communication skills. They have reached a high standard in their sports and are able to select exciting and challenging activities for the younger students to enjoy. They needed to consider health and safety, groupings, motivation, progression and did this with ease.”
Leaders included head boy and head girl Elliot Stiles and Sammy Akerman, Lucia Bilal, Emily Ranger, Beth Baldwin, Jordan Reece, Nicole Kendall, Charlotte Land, Holly Leister, Roxine Nolan, Ellie Mackay, Sam Rickard, Chloe Smith, Megan Finch, Lauren Dearne, Chloe Ewan and Paris Bugg.
Mrs Clay said, “After an active, exciting afternoon the teams were thoroughly exhausted and had a great time.”
The runners up were The Haven School and the overall winners were Shinewater School .
Mrs Clay added, “Congratulations to all those who took part and were involved, and we look forward to seeing you all again in the summer for the Olympic Festival.
“I would like to thank the teachers of the local schools for supporting the event.”
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