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Wells Sports Challenge Participant

The Wells Sporting Challenge

There was a robust turnout of keen young local sportsmen and women at the Wells Cathedral School Sporting Challenge held at The Moat Walk next to The Bishop’s Palace last weekend.

45 local children came along to take part in the 5 Challenges, five different events, which allowed competitors to demonstrate their running, jumping and throwing skills, alongside their balance, agility and coordination abilities. These are the fundamental movement skills that underpin long term sporting success, and are skills that are targeted through the Government’s Sport Premium funding given to Primary Schools.

Graham Norris, head of community sport at Wells Cathedral School and a former UK Athletics Coach trainer, ran the 5 Challenges, along with senior students from the school.

Graham was very pleased with the turnout for the competition and said, “It was great to see young children rising to the challenge by quickly learning new skills and then applying them as they tried to increase their performances. Every child left with a badge and a certificate that they had worked hard for, and above all a smile.”