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School of the Month - Broadwater Primary School
Broadwater Primary in Tooting held its first ever Summer Sports Fair after school on Friday 08 July upon the recommendation of the School Sports Council - eight pupils in years 5 and 6, who also helped to plan and run the fair alongside the PTA and the PE Subject Leader.
Staff, parents, young sports leaders and local sports clubs ran 16 different sporting activities including traditional school sports such as football, athletics and cricket alongside less common activities such as fencing, archery and a rowing machine challenge. There were also displays by the school dance, gymnastics and hapkido clubs.
"It was amazing, I got to try loads of sports that I've never done before like fencing which was really cool and fun," said one year 5 pupil.
"I'm really proud that our idea got so many people active and having a good time," added one of the year 6 Sports Councillors responsible for the event.
In addition to the sporting activities there was a healthy refreshments stall, second hand sports equipment sale, face painting and a raffle with lots of sporty prizes. Organisations involved in running activities and providing prizes included Chelsea FC Foundation, Herne Hill Harriers Athletics Club, Sinjun Grammarians Cricket Club, Tennis Icon, Ernest Bevin College, Central London Golf Centre, Salle Coton Fencing, The Gym and Tooting Leisure Centre.
Children and adults were able to access the activities with an 'Active Passport' - at each activity they were given a stamp and at the end the most active pupils and parents won prizes including a scooter and free gym membership. Almost 200 people took part in the activities and all the money raised went towards the PTA's fund for renovating the school swimming pool.
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