On Wednesday 24 May, Blackheath High School hosted a Sports Partnerships Day with Year 4 pupils from surrounding primary schools to promote good health through participation in sport.
Glorious weather greeted the 180 participating pupils from Blackheath High, James Wolfe, Invicta Primary School, Faraday School and All Saints Blackheath. The aim of the day was for the children to gain physical confidence and understanding, whilst discovering and improving skills within all sports that commonly improve an individual’s overall sporting ability.
The children learned more about what they can achieve, how to improve across all areas of PE and develop an understanding of the health benefits of participating in sport. The visiting schools had access to Blackheath High’s facilities, received expert coaching (including from Amanda Newton, England Netball Coach and Blackheath High PE teacher) and learned the importance of Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) in all sports.
Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, Head, said: “We were delighted to host this Sports Partnership Day with our neighbouring primary schools. Sport is an integral part of school life at Blackheath High and we encourage our students to develop a lifelong love of exercise. This day helped us to establish and cement an understanding that participation in sport should be life-long, not just for school.”