On Friday 9th May St Mark’s, Bath, held its annual
Year 2 Multi Skills Festival. Nearly 100 children from Bathampton Primary and St Saviour’s Infants Schools took part in the event, run by Year 7 and Year 8 Sports Ambassadors.
The event was organised as part of the school’s on-going work to bring together pupils from local primary schools, sharing facilities and expertise to encourage more children to take sport and exercise seriously, whilst having fun and learning new skills.
Student Ambassadors in Years 7 and 8 at St Mark’s led the afternoon’s activities; guiding and supporting the young athletes throughout the event. Both school teams competed across eight events encouraging and cheering on their team to do their best.
East of Bath Learning Hub’s Primary Co-ordinator, Brendan Rouse, said, “We would like to thank the St Mark’s Sports Ambassadors who confidently officiated the events with great enthusiasm and energy. They supported the younger pupils with technical advice and encouraged team work.”
“This is our 13th year of holding events for primary pupils at St Mark’s, across all age groups from Reception to Year 6. Over 1,000 pupils will have an opportunity to enjoy a sporting festival at St Mark’s this year. Through these events, we aim to inspire children to future sporting success as an athlete or perhaps in an official capacity.”
Pupils collaborated well on the day and impressed staff with their ability to challenge themselves and try new activities.
Headteacher, Barnaby Ash, congratulated the athletes on their performance, “It was a pleasure to welcome so many fantastic Year 2 sporting girls and boys to our school.”
“Events such as this one provide pupils with a wonderful opportunity to get to know their local secondary school. We look forward to welcoming many more pupils to St Mark’s over the coming weeks and months as we host a variety of primary events designed to showcase our school and provide a flavour of the opportunities and experiences that pupils can expect when joining us in Year 7.”