Bid to get youths more active

PUBLISHED: 09:46 02 November 2007 | UPDATED: 23:08 28 May 2010

FUN TIME: Youngsters taking part in a netball festival organized by the Witchford Sports Partnership.

FUN TIME: Youngsters taking part in a netball festival organized by the Witchford Sports Partnership.

A Look at the Witchford Sports Partnership - with Di Baker CIRCUS skills, netball, multi-skills and country dancing are just some of the activities and sports which have been offered by the Witchford Sports Partnership since September this year. The Gover

A Look at the Witchford Sports Partnership - with Di Baker

CIRCUS skills, netball, multi-skills and country dancing are just some of the activities and sports which have been offered by the Witchford Sports Partnership since September this year.

The Government-funded partnership aims to increase the number of children aged 5-16 taking part in PE and school sport.

Every state school in England is now part of a partnership and the Witchford one has seven secondary schools, 51 primary schools and four special schools which take in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire.

It aims to develop curriculum PE and to help develop out of school hours activities and links to community clubs.

Last month the Sir Harry Smith Family ran two very successful festivals.

Teams from Alderman Jacobs, Coates, New Road and Park Lane took part in a netball festival and a multi-skills festival.

These festivals followed a block of coaching from Janette Sadler, who is employed through the partnership, and is part funded by Big Lottery.

Sixty pupils took part in the netball festival with Alderman Jacobs being the overall winners.

The multi-skills festival was run for pupils aged from five to seven. This was a new festival introduced this year.

About 80 children took part in the participation festival and it ran very well.

A huge thanks have to go to Ms Sadler and Hayley Cradock, SSCO from Sir Harry Smith for organising the festivals, to the senior students who helped keep things running smoothly and to the schools for supporting the event by sending staff and pupils to participate.

INFO: If you would like any more details about the Witchford Sports Partnership or if you are part of a club and would to develop links with local primary schools, contact Di Baker on 01353 662053 or e-mail dbaker@witchfordvillage.cambs.sch.uk

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