Today was the 116th primary school festival that Culverhay have hosted since I became Head of PE, and Mark Gunning became our SSCo.
Mark has developed some of the strongest links with feeder schools in the region and is the true driving force behind the festivals.
This year, we have planned our festivals to coincide with core PE lessons, to allow our pupils to run the events without having to be taken out of other lessons. On Wednesday (in the presence of Ronnie Heath, MD Create Development @create_dev) my yr 9’s had a leadership lesson, which was intended to prepare them for the festival.
The main focus was on the Social cog –
All pupils were expected to: take on different roles (Level 5) in the officiating of the games.
Most pupils were expected to: involve others and motivate those around them (Yr 4 pupils) to perform better (level 6) and to inspire and enthuse the participants (level 7).
Some pupils were expected/challenged to: senstivley negotiate to avoid and resolve conflict when an incident occurs (level 8)
On the day, all the boys responded really well. One group of leaders took it upon themselves to create a huddle with their team before and after each match to inspire and enthuse the pupils. Brilliant.
Here is a press release written by Mark.