Awesome Athletics Festival

Awesome Athletics Festival – Wykham Park Academy – 31st January 2019

12 of our Year 6 pupils visited Wykham Park Academy on Thursday 31st January to take part in a Sportshall Athletics Festival.  Competing with 91 children from 7 local schools, our pupils took part in 8 activities - continuous relay, target throw, javelin, obstacle relay, triple jump, high stepper, speed bounce and a fitness skipping station.  The focus of the festival was Personal Challenge with the children being encouraged to use the powers of determination and self-belief to improve their performances…and it worked!!  All the children reported that they had improved upon first attempts and had lots of fun in the process.  Well done to all the children!

Supported by 16 Y10 Sports Studies students from Wykham Park Academy, who took charge of the leadership and worked really hard throughout the morning explaining, demonstrating, measuring, encouraging, our Dashwood pupils made great improvements to their performance. Some of their reflections:

“I loved this day!” (Milena)

“I thought I really was not going to like this event but I had a great time!” (K)

“It was my first time to a sports competition - it was really good.” (Raul)