Playground to Podium Festival engages more pupils in school sport – Day 1 Report

Today over 200 pupils from across the county came together O63A0012
to take part in the Norfolk School Games Playground to Podium Festival. The festival aimed to provide pupils with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) with the opportunity to represent their school in a fun school sport event.

The festival was held at the Sportspark at the UEA in Norwich and saw pupils take part in a wide variety of different activities including; wheelchair basketball, boccia, tennis, athletics, table tennis, judo, cricket and football.

All activities were delivered by local community coaches and supported by sports leaders from City College Norwich and Easton and Otley College.

Jo Thompson, County School Games Organiser for Active Norfolk said;O63A0140

“We are really pleased with how today’s event has gone. It was great to see so many different pupils having the chance to represent their school at a sports event alongside pupils from other schools.”

Lucy Hinde from Firside Junior commented;

“Fantastic. Brilliantly organised and priceless for our children. When we mention it their eyes light up. Smiles all round”

Gary Hyden from The Clare School added;

Superbly organised events, set at just the right level to keep pupils engaged and enthused to participate to the best of their abilities”

To view photos of all of the activities please click here.O63A0046 (1)

The Norfolk School Games will continue on Tuesday 21st June when qualifying teams from across Norfolk come together at Horsford Cricket Club for the Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwik Cricket Finals and also at Sportspark where Yr 7-10 pupils will compete in the School Games Athletics Finals.

You can follow all of the action by following the Games on Twitter (@NorfolkSchGames) or on Facebook (“Norfolk School Games”).