PE - Pupils run sports festivals

5th February 2010 at 00:00

Children at an Aberdeenshire school will take part in a series of sports festivals run entirely by their classmates.

P6 and 7 pupils at Alford Primary are putting their skills to the test after completing the Sports Leaders UK Young Leader Award.

They spent six weeks becoming experts in four different sports. They will oversee six festivals for primary pupils with minimal adult supervision, the first of which took place last Friday.

Abigail Hay, active schools co-ordinator for the Alford Schools Network, said: "They have all done tremendously well to complete the training, which included learning the sports, creating their own rules and developing a points system.

"This term, they are going to organise and run a series of festivals for their school all by themselves, while I sit back and watch."

The festivals are being held in Alford Academy's games hall on Friday mornings, with pupils playing hockey, netball, basketball and ultimate dodgeball.

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