Pupils show their fitness at big event

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School National Fitness Day

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School National Fitness Day - Credit: Archant

With images of Team GB's Rio Olympic success still fresh in their minds, sporting stars of the future have been trying their hand at a range of less commonly practiced sports.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School National Fitness Day

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School National Fitness Day - Credit: Archant

More than a hundred pupils from St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Lowestoft, took part in an exciting selection of activities as part of the UK Activities National Fitness Day.

Headteacher, Alex Savage, said: 'We wanted to show the pupils different types of sports available to them outside of traditional ones such as football.

'National Fitness Day helps the children to be healthy, which is really important as there is so much more to education than learning English and maths.'

Held on Wednesday (September 7) the day aimed to encourage Key Stage 2 pupils to 'try something new' while also promoting health and fitness.


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The keen youngsters took part in an array of sporting activities including beach volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse and archery.

Year 3 pupil, Harry Turner, 7, explained: 'We have gone down to the beach and played volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee. My favourite one was beach volleyball as you have to do more flexible stuff like jumping and diving for the ball.'

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The sporting initiative was organised by Premier Education Group, whose instructors put the pupils through their paces.

'Today is all about providing children with different opportunities to stay active and keep their minds engaged,' added Ross Catchpole school development manager at Premier Education Group.

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