King’s Lynn pupils take part in national sport week

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week.Playing Tennis ANL-150623-183235009
Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week.Playing Tennis ANL-150623-183235009
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Students at Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy were among tens of thousands of primary and secondary schools to take part in National Sports Week.

Organised by the Youth Sport Trust, the week provided a fantastic opportunity to encourage young people to be more active and take part in more PE and school sport.

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week.Playing Dodge Ball. ANL-150623-183247009

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week.Playing Dodge Ball. ANL-150623-183247009

Thousands of events took place across the country with amazing opening and closing ceremonies and young people taking part in a whole range of exciting sports – some for the very first time.

Ross McNeil, head of boys’ PE at KES, said: “We put on more than 20 different activities during the week and they inspired children to take up sport and do that little bit extra.

“These sort of weeks remind the PE department and myself at KES that sport changes lives.

“The initative is one of the best weeks of the sporting year and we are all priviliged to be a part of it.

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week. FLtoR Dylan Fenn. and Coach  Steve Leat. ANL-150623-183146009

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week. FLtoR Dylan Fenn. and Coach Steve Leat. ANL-150623-183146009

“We were all really happy with the children’s involvement and, as a result of the week, we are now looking towards having an ultimate frisby and dodgeball club at the school.”

At KES, each pupil’s aim was to complete five hours of PE, including their two hours of scheduled PE lessons, in a week.

To help youngsters achieve this aim, KES put on a wide range of after-school activities every night.

Among the sports were: ultimate frisbee, boxing, footgolf, tennis, hockey, rugby and many more.

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week. FLtoR Coach Steven Hull. Antonio Don. Jared Cheng ANL-150623-183157009

Youth Sport National Schools Sports Week. FLtoR Coach Steven Hull. Antonio Don. Jared Cheng ANL-150623-183157009

“We had more than 200 students complete their ‘give me five’, which is a tremendous achievement,” said Mr McNeil.

Pupils who completed their ‘give me five’ will receive a special certificate in assemly this week.

KES thanked Stevie Hull, James Bamfield, Josh Ring, Lee Parry, Snettisham Sailing Club and Tilney Golf Club for delivering and providing children with extra opportunities during the week.