Easter Sports Camp
From Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April, Baines PE Department hosted their annual Easter Sports Camp.
The camp was filled with over 40 pupils from local primary schools in Year 5 and Year 6 and also pupils from our school in Year 7 and Year 8. We were blessed by the weather as we had five sunny days which meant we could make the most of all of the activities on offer.
The aim of the week is to get pupils active whilst learning new skills such as team work, being a leader and participating in new sports. For example, some pupils were introduced to the school gym for the first time and used the exercise bikes, cross-trainers and they worked on core exercises too.
The whole week was a success and the pupils enjoyed themselves taking part in a range of sports that included: trampoline, short tennis, bench ball, badminton, football, table-tennis and dodgeball. It was great to see all the pupils mixing with one another, forming new friendships and offering help to one another where necessary.
As well as some of the more traditional sports, we also added an Easter touch by having a chocolate hunt in the school forest. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed running around looking for the hidden sweet treats! Also, the annual tradition of a game of manhunt continued in the forest, and was excellent to see all of the pupils excited by the thought of being captured.
The staff enjoyed seeing all of the pupils being active with a smile on their faces for the whole six hours each and every day. In addition to this, the staff would like to thank all of the pupils who came along to the camp, they were a credit to themselves and their respective schools – we hope to see some of them again at future camps!