Parkside Flames Festival

As the Olympics draws closer aspiring athletes took part in the KS1 Flames Festival on June 28th, a sporting event designed to engage young children in the build up to the Olympics. The event was held at Parkside Community School for year one and two children from the nearby primary schools Spire Infants, Whitecotes and William Rhodes taking part.

Mark Tournier, Partnership development manger said ‘Flames is an Olympic and Paralympic value driven programme, delivered by young leaders and centred around physical activity and health. The Parkside event is one of 8 Flames festivals across Chesterfield with over 1200 infant pupils participating in the festivals'.

Mrs Richards organised the event with the help of year 9 sports leaders to guide the activities.

The day started with all the children taking part in an Opening Ceremony, there was even one of the original torches used in the 1948 London Olympic Games, carried by torch bearers Megan Tinsley and Will Rayson.  This was followed by an Olympic Aerobic warm up performed by everybody. Some of the activities run by leaders included howler throw, space hopper relay, bean bag archery and Olympic jigsaws. All of the pupils and leaders who participated were energetic and enthusiastic about the event.

Unfortunately, the outdoor festival was eventually affected by the rain and

the event had to move indoors. All the children received a certificate for taking part. Year 9 sports leader Patrick McGinley said the Festival was ‘a fun success despite the weather!’

By Natasha Cope and Eve Hobson (Parkside Leaders)

Images by Chris Harwood

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