Posted: 7 July, 2022

Anyone for Quidditch? The Festival of Sport 2022

Achievements, Celebration, Community, General, Guests, Junior School, Partnerships, Senior School, Sixth Form

The first Festival of Sport led by the Wandsworth Schools Partnership took place on Thursday 7 July 2022. Led by Putney High School and Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School with The Roche School, the festival has been designed to offer local primary schools the opportunity to experience new sports, to develop skills and make connections with other local children before they move to senior school.

A steering group of Ronald Ross Primary School, Saint Cecilia’s and Hotham planned the event which gives children in Year 6 the opportunity to try their hand at Quidditch, Table Tennis and a hybrid netball / rugby game to name a few.

Specialist sports staff along with students from Putney High School, Saint Cecilia’s and Emanuel ran team-building activities, coaching lacrosse and cricket and introducing children to rowing technique using ergo machines.

The Year 6 participants from The Roche School, Ronald Ross, Hotham and Falconbrook primary schools also made an important contribution to the event, not only in their sporting participation but in bringing all important cakes to share.

“We are really hoping this, our first Festival of Sport, will be an eye-opening and fun opportunity for all the young people involved. It’s a wonderful way for Wandsworth schools to collaborate and come together at the end of the summer term, and rather than a competitive sports day, we hope it will be an enriching day for Year 6 as they get a taste of senior school sport.” Dr J Brandon

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