THROWING, catching and running skills were improved when the smallest BMAT children took part in a sporting event.
The 60 Year 1 and 2 pupils from the four primary schools in the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust family got active at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow.
A team of 28 Year 11 sports leaders organised and ran the session, which included shuttle runs, agility runs, zig zagging, catching and balancing across eight activity stations.
Phil Dawes, school sport co-ordinator, said: “This is the second year we have held the event for our younger children. We want to develop their skills as they will use them when they move on to more organised sports in the years ahead. They are the basic skills they will need.
“Our sports leaders at Burnt Mill are sports men and women who are very good athletes who want to develop their coaching skills. They come into the primary schools with me to help lead activities as an introduction to coaching. They are a very talented bunch of students and will go away with a Junior Sports Leader Award qualification. We are now training up a new crop of Year 9 students to take on the role.”
The children came from Freshwaters, Roydon, Cooks Spinney and Little Parndon primary schools.
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