On Wednesday 13 June nearly 250 children from 13 Weston Excellence schools took part in the Weston Olympics. They discovered that an active lifestyle is not only good for you but is fun as well!
The children had a chance to try five new and exciting activities: archery, fencing, judo, aqua splash and sports ability.
Chris Rush opened the event by reminding everyone how important it is to give your all in everything you do. She talked about how the Olympic competitors ‘Eddie the Eagle Edwards’ and ‘Eric the Eel’ are remembered more than gold medal winners because they had a go despite the odds being stacked against them. They didn’t win, they didn’t even complete their events, and yet they are remembered fondly for the spirit they approached the games with.
Judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces at the end of the event the children took Chris’ message on board and gave their all. And I’m pleased to say that despite the nature of some of the activities there wasn’t a single injury!
Feedback from schools has been brilliant:
‘Our children had a really good time and I’ve already contacted the Bowmen to arrange more tuition.’
‘Thank you so much for yesterday’s Weston Olympics. We had a brilliant day, the activities were fantastic and the event was well organised and ran so smoothly. Our children had an amazing time and enjoyed every second. I am really looking forward to the next event! The weather even behaved itself! Thanks for all of your hard work.’
‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such an amazing day! The children have really benefited from this day.’
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved: Bristol School of Judo, Buccaneer Blades, The North Somerset School Sports Partnership, Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Gordano Valley Archers, members of staff from the schools and, most of all, all of the children that took part and gave their all!