SCHOOL SPORT: Eastlands Primary

Meghan Beesley with Eastlands pupils

Meghan Beesley with Eastlands pupils

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Visit from GB 400m athlete for National School Sport Week

Pupils from Eastlands Primary School joined thousands of young people from across England and Wales by taking part in a range of sports and activities to celebrate National School Sport Week.

It’s organised by the Youth Sport Trust and took place from June 23-27.

At Eastlands pupils celebrated the week by joining in with handball, football and multisports sessions with coaches from Premier Sport and Football Development Schools with West Bromwich Albion FC, as well as taking part in a sponsored event with Great Britain 400m athlete Meghan Beesley - and having their annual sports day including a host of fun and running races!

National School Sport Week is a celebration of PE and sport and 9.6 million young people and 22,000 schools have taken part since 2009.

This year schools were urged to devote a full week to sporting themes and events and ultimately encourage all their young people to take part in five hours of PE and sport.

Schools that signed up had access to a variety of resources, guidance and ideas on how to increase opportunities for young people to take part in PE and sport.

Jo Crinigan, PE Subject Leader and Sports Week organiser said: “It has been an energetic and fantastic week which all of the children have really enjoyed.

“It has been great to see everyone experiencing lots of extra PE and sport throughout the week and the visit from Meghan Beesley was definitely the highlight!”

John Steele, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said: “It is fantastic to see the energy and excitement in schools that are celebrating National School Sport Week and the great range of activities they are offering to pupils.

“At the Youth Sport Trust we believe that PE and sport has the power to change lives and it is an honour to be involved in a week that is inspiring so many young people.”