Y4 Mini Olympics Day (Funtington Primary School, Chichester)

Partner: Funtington Primary School, West Ashling, Chichester
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

To celebrate the Olympics 2016 in Rio we have joined together with two of our local primary schools, Funtington Primary School and Chidham School, to host a Mini Olympics Day for Year 4 pupils.  All the schools will form country teams and compete in two field and two track events followed by a picnic lunch and award ceremony.

Aims of the project

The aim of the Olympic Day is to bring children from our local community together and to celebrate the international Olympic event this year.  It provides local children with the opportunity to try sports they might not have had the opportunity to try previously, such as hurdles, javelin and high jump.

Background and goals

Sporting opportunities are ideal for bringing children together from varying schools and backgrounds.  This is the first time Oakwood have hosted this event and we hope that this will be the start of other inter-school projects.

Resources

Oakwood has the perfect site and sporting facilities to allow our Olympic day to take place.  We also have our own sporting specialist teachers to facilitate the day.  We are also able to host the local schools by providing snacks and a picnic lunch to finish the day.

Impact

It is hoped this new initiative will be part of an ongoing link with our local primary schools, in sharing our facilities and expertise.

Pupil involvement

The Mini Olympics includes Year 4 pupils from Oakwood, Funtington Primary and Chidham Primary schools.  All the boys and girls are in Year 4, aged 8-9.

Frequency and duration

The Mini Olympics is a one-off event this year.  We hope to hold other sporting and music events every academic year.