Half-term fun

Lily Fielden, aged nine, and Maja Strawinska, eight, get things ready for one of the events
Lily Fielden, aged nine, and Maja Strawinska, eight, get things ready for one of the events

SIXTY five pupils and their families enjoyed up to five days of sport during the half term holiday.

St Joseph’s School welcomed pupils aged between three and 11 from primary schools throughout the town - and several secondary school age pupils too - for a week-long multi-sports event hosted in conjunction with the S7 Soccer Academy.

Run by using the school’s Big Lottery funding, the week’s sports included football, dodgeball, cricket, athletics, handball, softball, benchball and rounders - and parents were invited to join in for some of the time.

St Joseph’s headteacher Maria Cooper explained that if parents attened for the last hour of a day’s session, their children’s day would be for free - and it worked well.

“We have run events before but not as successfully as this - parents were happy to come for the last bit to see what their children had been learning during the day,” she said.

The event kept families happy in what was a week of poor weather and everyone taking part received a certificate and winning teams received medals.