School marks sports award with kite day

Willoughby Primary School Kite Day
Willoughby Primary School Kite Day

A school celebrated sporting success in high-flying style with a kite day.

The occasion was held to mark St Helena’s Primary in Willoughby receiving a Gold School Games Mark.

The award scheme, supported by supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, rewards schools for commitment to competitive sport.

At St Helena’s, 100 per cent of children took part in some form of sports competition last academic year. The Year 5 and 6 netball team are county champions and pupils took part in a triathlon and multi skills competitions. Children made more than 60 kites which were flown on the village green.

Oliver Brown, eight, from Orby explained: “We started with two crosses then tied a knot really tight, put tape round and coloured paper and stuck it on and then put a tail on with lots of strips of paper.”

Blake Warren, 10, said: “Our kite was blue and we decorated it with sticker. I never made a kite, but flown one before occasionally.”

Teacher and healthy schools champion Tom Shaw said: “The children worked really well as a team and the kites were fantastic.”