Here are the Year 5s starting their 6 week cycling course run by British Cycling, sponsored by HSBC Bank. A wobbly at first but getting better! The challenge is to be confident riders in time for their trip to the Tissington Trail in the summer.
Today, it has been a real privilege to meet April Barrett MBE who came to talk to us about her work with the Dwarf Sports Association.
April and Hassan told us what like is like when you have dwarfism – all the things that can be tricky, but more importantly, all the things you can do really well if you try hard and don’t give up. In fact April became an Olympic Champion at Boccia and Hassan is an amazing football player.
Then we met Josh who told us what it is like for him having autism and ADHD. He had to overcome some real problems but it didn’t stop him becoming a champion archer.
Thank you so much to all our visitors for the day, from Birmingham Disability Sports; Aston Villa and some students from Wilson Stewart and Bishop Walsh schools. And a huge thank you to Andy Steed from Birmingham City Council who planned the day for us. We had an amazing time trying out lots of inclusive sports from Boccia and Archery to inclusive football and tennis ……and we even had a go at indoor fishing!
We had a glorious day on Friday with our families, building sandcastles, playing beach football, eating ice cream and fish&chips. The children (and a few parents) spent hours in the sea and were beginning to look a bit wrinkled by home time.
Thank you all for your company – it was such a pleasure to share the day with you.
Well done to all our Key Stage 2 children for a fantastic team spirit at the Games at the Alexander Stadium. Your teachers were very proud of you.
And a big thank you to St Paul’s and St John Wall schools for providing sports leaders to help run the day. Vocational work at its best. They helped to make a lot of smiles.
Brilliant effort from our relays teams with boys winning and girls coming second.
This was all good practice for the Catholic Sports against all the Birmingham Catholic Schools. It was much tougher but we had a great time and cheered for everybody!