The Mitcham Multi-Skills Festival for Years 3 & 4 took place on Tuesday 26 April at St Marks Academy.

Teams from Links, Lonesome, St Mark's, St. Thomas’, Stanford and William Morris took part in a carousel of eight multi skills stations to encourage pupils to stay engaged in physical activity, to challenge themselves and most importantly, to have fun.

The stations were as follows:

1 Parachute Popcorn - Teams launch a variety of soft balls into the air and off the parachute, the other team gets timed to collect the balls and put them back into the bucket.

2 Target Practise – 3 target games including New Age Kurling, Boccia and Bowling.

3  Finders Keepers – A golf putting game where they putt the ball towards a line of cones and collect whatever cones they strike.

4 Dishes and Domes – A relay dash with one team turning a multitude of cones face down whilst the other try to turn them face up. The team with the most facing their way at the end of the allotted time wins that round.

5 Javelin Launch – Using foam javelins, participants aim to better their attempts each time by launching the javelin over arm as far as they can along the ten-meter target, marking their personal score with a cone as they progress.

6 Speed Bounce - A jumping game where participants try to jump over the hurdle as many times as possible in 20 seconds.

7 Football Skills – Using close control and lots of touches, players were encouraged to dribbled through an obstacle course of cones and hoops before taking a strike at goal to end.

8 Agility Course – consisting of Speed Bounce, Agility Ladders, Hurdles and Spot Jumps, pupils tried their best to improve their coordination during this set of activities.

Over 150 year 3 and 4 pupils took part during the afternoon and it was inspiring to see such determination from each school, not only trying to achieve their best, but also willing others to do well and showing great respect to those around them.

We would like to say thank you to St Marks for hosting and to the 8 sports leaders for showing wonderful support to the children and fully investing in each of the stations.

Thank you to all schools for participating and well done to William Morris Primary for being voted our REFSPECT award winners by the sports leaders for 2022.


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