The School Council had been selling the special Sports Relief socks (you can see most of the children wearing them in the photos) and had had a bake sale to raise funds for the charity. Whilst the Upper Juniors had gone to UWIC to take part in a mini-olympic tournament. The infants had decided to organise their own special sports day to encourage exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
In the Junior Hall all the soft play equipment had been laid out to form a simple assault course. You had to climb over under and through various obstacles balance a bean bag on your head, jump onto the spots and all the while wear a big smile- well okay the last bit was easy everyone really enjoyed this bit. And that was probably the best lesson we can teach the children that exercise is fun. Hardly a day goes by without their being a report about how the 'average school child' in the UK does not get enough exercise yet we all know healthy body does help with a healthy mind.
We are very lucky we can offer our pupils facilities like the Barn (which we walk too) and there are lots of clubs at Millbank like dance, football, netball and rugby that are very popular. All of them encourage children to get used to taking regular exercise as part of their life not just as part of their school-life and as ever, we try and keep it all fun.
Can spot Mrs Webber sneaking a go at the course too? No surprise if you know her, on venture week she would be dancing, abseiling and running around whilst the younger teachers just watched exhausted, it is no wonder the children love her so.