Multi Sports Competition
23rd March 2016
The second annual Primary Adapted Multi Sport PLUS Competition took place just before the Easter break with school children from across the Cambridge & South Cambs School Sports Partnerships taking part.
Forty six children aged 8-11 took part in the event which was hosted by Impington Village College who are a Youth Sport Trust lead school for Inclusion across the county. The South Cambs schools taking part included Coton, Milton, Girton Glebe, Meridian, Granta and Burrough Green.
The different sports were led and overseen by sports leaders from Cottenham VC, Chesterton Community College, St Bedes School & Impington VC after they had spent a day last term learning the inclusive sports and looking at how they could be adapted for children with different needs and abilities such as reduced physical mobility, a visual/hearing impairment or a specific learning need.
Partnership Manager, Claire McDonnell said, “It was great to see so many children taking part in an event like this for the first time, the smiles on their faces said it all and some of them were really competitive.”
The morning was full of activity and excitement with children competing in pairs as they rotated around four different sports: Polybat, Boccia, Table Cricket and New Age Kurling. For many of the children this was their first experience of representing their school and taking part in competitive sport so the event was very much about the children having an enjoyable experience and trying out some new sports, with an element of competition added in. The points from each activity were added together to give each pair a total and determine the winners.