Our Sports crew are made up of selected older pupils who have been trained to organise and run activities at lunch times to encourage more children to stay active and try different sports. Sometimes these activities have a competitive element but are designed to be accessed by all children.
The year 5-6 sports crew have been setting up different games and activities to help Greens Norton complete the monthly sports challenges in a bid to get as many children as they can active in sport. This week they were asked some questions to see how they are getting on and what they are planning for the rest of the year.
1. What does it take to be part of the sports crew?
“As a sports crew we have been trying to involve as many children as we can in physical activities. Each month we have a different monthly challenge. We have to think of different lunchtime games that help complete the monthly challenge. We all have our own days when it is our turn to set up and run the games that we want. Some of us are in charge of taking pictures and we write down in our sports crew logbook how many children have joined in each activity.”
2. How do you get the children interested so that they take part in the lunchtime games?
“We try to make games fun and make sure that the children are always kept busy. We are going to start giving out stickers or special rubber bands to children who take part in our games so that we can get even more children involved.”
3. What is your aim/goal for the year:
“Hopefully we can get everyone in the school to take part in one of our games. We also want to give everyone a chance to try out different skills and sports that they might not have done before. We would like to make our games challenging for everyone who takes part but not too difficult to complete.”
4. Can you give an example of a game/ challenge that you have set up?
“Before Christmas we set up a passing game. The monthly challenge was to do with rugby so we challenged the children taking part to see how many passes they could do with a rugby ball in 30 seconds.”