Primary Pupils Get A Helping Hand At P.E. Festival

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Somercotes Academy Primary Sports Festival attended by Primary pupils. Somercotes Academy students who acted as mentors: (back row, l-r) Courtney Backhouse, Abbi Perrow, Josh Smith, Ashley Short, Issac Joensen, Jessie Lee. (Front row, l-r) Theddlethorpe Academy pupils: Lola Houseman, Tommy Fisher, Crystal Deans, Elliott Hyatt, Alex Smith and Isla Hallam.

Primary pupils from Theddlethorpe Academy got some extra help with P.E. tuition when they attended Somercotes Academy for a Sports Festival.

Somercotes Academy Year 10 students, who are studying for their Btec Sports qualification, mentored the pupils and led them through a variety of activities based around agility and balance. Both Somercotes and Theddlethorpe Academies are members of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust.

Rachel Elson, Somercotes Academy P.E. Leader, said: "The Primary Sports Festival brings benefits for both the younger and the older students. For our Year 10 students who are working towards their Btec qualification it brings valuable practical experience of leading an event. For the primary school pupils it gives them a chance to try out activities they may not have tried before in a new environment and to get some support and encouragement from the older children."

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Issac Joensen and Kieran Kirk from Somercotes Academy coach Riley Taylor (Year 1, Theddlethorpe).

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Mentors Courtney Backhouse (front) and Kiaya Hackett (both Year 10, Somercotes Academy) with (l-r) Lola Houseman (Year 1, Theddlethorpe Academy).

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