News‎ > ‎

Talent Identification

posted 21 Jun 2018, 00:33 by Richard Hanks
On Monday, Mr Hanks and Mr Hall took a group of Y3, 4 and 5 children to Ponds Forge to take part in a sports assessment afternoon. These children had been identified by their teachers as showing an all round set of abilities in PE lessons and their results on Monday backed this up.

The children took each activity seriously, wanted to give it their best, but they understood they were only competing with themselves and not each other. So whilst there was some healthy rivallry the children really supported each other on each task.

First we met Sophie Cox, who has twice been to the Olympics as a judo player. She shared her experiences of a top-class athlete and really inspired the children before leading them through some Judo drills.

Then we went trough a series of speed and agility trials using the same equipment as professional sports men and women.
  • Accelleration and agility
  • Reaction time
  • Grip
  • Core flexability
  • Leg power
  • Ball control
  • Agility
We await the hi-tech results, but perhaps there was a future Olympian with us on Monday?