Modern Pentathlon Academy

Partner: Schools in Dorset and South Somerset
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

The Academy gives children in the local area the opportunity to work towards the four modern pentathlon and part of the pentathlon.  There is a weekly fencing and shooting club and swimming and running training available.  They take part in the sports of biathlon/biathle(swimming, running), triathlon (run, swim, shoot) and tetrathlon (run, swim, shoot and fencing).  The club caters for all abilities of athletes from grass roots up to talent programme with children representing Great Britain under the guidance of a full time pentathlon

The academy organise events so that schools in the local community can come and take part in events at Leweston School.  Regular training days occur with outside specialist coaches.

 

 

 

 

Aims of the project

The aim of the project are to give children the opportunity to take part in the modern pentathlon and any part of the event within the community.  For the talented athletes to achieve their full potential in the sport.  To organise events so that schools in the local community can come and take part in events at Leweston School. 

Background and goals

Leweston recognised the need to raise the awareness of sport and fitness.

Resources

Full use of the School's facilities (swimming pool, fencing and shooting equipment, sports hall) and specialist staff.

Pupil involvement

The Pentathlon Academy has involvement of boys and girls from the age of 7 up to 18. .

Frequency and duration

The Penthalon Academy runs weekly shooting and fencing club.  The opportunity for swimming training 4 times a week and training days on a monthly basis.  The School also runs an Easter and Summer Camp for triathlon/tetrathalon which is a non-residential or residential camp lasting 6 days - open to all children in the local community.

Leweston School also runs 8 events a year open to schools and clubs in the region from biathle, triathle and tetrathlon events.