On Tuesday 22nd October Luke Williams and Mark Kitching called into our Premier League Primary Stars session at Rift House Primary School to visit the Change for Life pupils at their final after school session.
Over the past six weeks our coach has been working with the group of 12 boys and girls to improve their engagement and enjoyment of sport and physical activity.
In this particular session, the children were given the opportunity to choose what activity they wanted to do and they picked dodgeball.
They explained the rules to Luke and Mark and encouraged them to join in on the games.
At the beginning and end of the six weeks we surveyed the children to find out more about them and how they feel about PE. They were asked about the following statements:
I like PE
I like running around and playing games
I take part in sport outside school
I run around and play games outside school
I am a member of a school sport team
I am a member of a sport team outside school
These were rated on a scale of “Like me a lot” to “Not at all like me”. At the end of the six weeks the children’s answers appear to show an increased level of enjoyment and engagement in activities both in and outside of school.
We also asked the participants for feedback on our sessions over the past 6 weeks, one child said; “They were fun and everyone was involved”. In fact, “fun” was a word which appeared quite a lot, which was what we set out to achieve.
As always, thank you to Luke and Mark for giving up their time to participate in our community work. It makes a huge difference to the children.