Skegness pupils get on the ball to get fit

Pupils at the Richmond School in Skegness ready to run a mile before lessons. ANL-160429-102733001
Pupils at the Richmond School in Skegness ready to run a mile before lessons. ANL-160429-102733001
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A primary school in Skegness is keeping on the ball where keeping fit is concerned.

During the first few months of the year, sports teams at the Richmond School have been very busy!

The Richmond School in Skegness volleyball team. ANL-160429-102747001

The Richmond School in Skegness volleyball team. ANL-160429-102747001

In January the football team achieved fifth place in the county football finals.

The following month, the girls’ football team achieved second place in the county football finals.

A Year 5 team in the Skegness hockey league also gained first place with no goals scored against them, due to their excellent defending skills.

In March, students achieved second place in New Age Kurling. Three teams represented the school in the local round of a volleyball competition, gaining first, second and 10th places out of a total of 20 teams.

Last week, the volleyball team of Will, Lenny, Charlie and Alfie progressed from winning the local volleyball round to the county finals in Cherry Willingham, where they became county champions after defeating the winners of the other seven district competitions. Headteacher Mrs Caroline Wellsted and the whole school community are very proud of the students and would like to thank their coach Mrs Hazel Dewar.

Sports coordinators Mr Gareth Mills and Mr David Ball praised the students’ commitment and effort – not only the students that participated, but also those who attended trials and supported the teams.

Health and fitness is also being rolled out to other pupils in the school.

Years 5 and 6 have been running a mile daily to improve fitness.

Miss Diane Leetham and Mrs Sarah O’Dare, Year 6 teachers and teaching assistants have introduced this into the children’s daily routine.

Every day after register, students and staff, alternatively run and walk around the school grounds, until they have completed a mile.

This has improved fitness and participation in sports activities.

As a result, the children have been ready to contribute to their lessons, having had lots of fresh air.

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