Pentathlons, Biathlons, Climbing and Badminton are just some of the sports that our students have been competing in this autumn term thanks to Sports Active and Sports Partnership (SASP).
P.E Coordinator Nadine Sheehan has been getting our students into the competitive spirit, with all the Key Stages trying out different sports. Fairmead students have been competing against schools such as Holyrood, Westfield and Bucklers Mead in SASP competition, such as a recent Badminton competition. Fairmead entered two teams that came third and sixth.
Nadine said: ‘They did really well and we also took along two of our sixth form students as sports reporters. They took pictures and made notes which will be written up as reports for SASP and the Western Gazette’.
Key Stages 3 and 4 have been participating in climbing at Ready 2 Climb on the Pen Mill Trading Estate in Yeovil. The climbing sessions form part of their P.E curriculum and will run up to Christmas. Nadine explained:
‘It is a great opportunity for our students to improve and develop their climbing ability and also to gain confidence with heights. Starting next week our students will also have the chance to try out some crazy golf and the truck slide at Ready 2 Climb. I think it is going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved’.
Even more daring is the new modern pentathlon challenge, as our students have opted for Laser Pistol Shooting as one of their events, along with swimming and running. Our students are doing three events instead of the usual five, but they are all guranteed to be pretty exhausting.
Primary students will be taking part in a Biathlon which will consist of running and swimming. The students scores will be added up and announced in a special assembly to celebrate the students’ participation.
Nadine said: ‘I am really proud of all our students. They were really well behaved, they enjoyed themselves and they were really good at the sport’.