Today we delivered a ‘Primary’ coaching event to 44 key stage 1 students from six schools across Enfield. Teams from Fleecefield, St Matthews, Russett, West Lea, Tottenhall, and Galliard were in attendance with five of these schools bringing completely new students to participate in the competition.
“The two Panathlon events held in Enfield this year have been fantastic because it allows for our key stage 2 and 3 students to compete at the winter competition, whilst the key stage 1 pupils were able to come today and get a taste of their first competition. Once our students move on to secondary schools, they will then progress through to the Multi Sport competition, so it’s a brilliant structure we now have in place,” said Marion Coram Ware, Sports Development Officer in Enfield.
The day served as a fantastic introduction to the Panathlon sports including boccia, kurling, flight path, basketball shoot, messi football and precision beanbag.
“We’ve had an excellent time and we’d love to bring even more students next year who will benefit from such an accessible day,” said Robert Zawislak, teacher at West Lea Special School.
It was a tightly fought competition, with impressive performances in kurling and precision beanbag from a number of teams, but the eventual winners with 42 points were St Matthews.
All students who took part are now more familiar with the primary Panathlon games and we hope to see them at the North London Primary Panathlon event in summer 2015.
A big thank you must go to the 8 young leaders from Lea Valley High School who helped lead the activities on the day.