On Thursday 25th May, Talbot Primary School held our third, annual Sport and Well-being Fair. It was a joyful and active affair event, which involved pupils, parents, staff and outside organisations. The good attendance and great weather made it feel like a true community event and - best of all - it was entirely free.
Our three aims were:
We believe and hope that we have succeeded in this.
Stations were set up around the field, KS2 hall, some classes and the playgrounds, allowing pupils to try a range of taster activities. We are particularly grateful to former pupils, parents with links to local clubs and representatives of local clubs who helped share their time and expertise. We had lessons on washing hands our hands thoroughly to remove germs and also encouraged families to sign up to change for life.
Children who tried at least 6 different activities completed a passport and now have the opportunity of winning an extra PE lesson for their phase.
To celebrate the day further, we asked all pupils to come in their sports clothes. Ideally, we wanted each child to come in their local club kits, so they could tell other pupils about the clubs they attend. We had children from football clubs, rugby clubs, cricket clubs, cycling cubs, running clubs, swimming clubs, gymnastic clubs, dance clubs and many more; we hope this inspired some of you to take up a new discipline.
A special thanks to the staff who organised the event in their own time and everyone who graciously volunteered to help out on the day itself.
Mr Rivers (Deputy Headteacher)
Thinking of joining a local club?
At Talbot Primary School, we always encourage pupils and their families to try new sports and become healthier. The following clubs were represented at our Sport and Well-being Fair or are used by a number of pupils at school and may be of interest to you. However, it is important to know that school has not vetted these clubs and there are many alternative offers across the city. Our list should be considered as a prompt to get you and your children thinking. Parents must investigate what each club has to offer and feel confident that it is well-run and safe before signing up to it.
Wigton Moor Junior Football Club http://www.wigtonmoorjfc.co.uk/
NorthEast Leeds Football Club http://www.nelfc.co.uk/
Foot-Tech Academy (football based at Soldier’s Field) http://www.foot-techacademy.co.uk/
Roundhegians Rugby Club http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/roundhegians
Rugrats (tag-rugby club) http://rugratsrugby.co.uk/
The Climbing Depot http://www.theclimbingdepot.co.uk/
Valley Striders Athletics Club http://www.valleystriders.org.uk/
Parkrun (weekly 2k runs in Roundhay Park) http://www.parkrun.org.uk/
Roundhay Tennis Club http://www.roundhaytennis.org.uk/
Leeds Gymnastic Club (gymnastics and tumbling)
Footloose Dance https://en-gb.facebook.com/FootlooseAcademyOfDance/
Elevations (dance, tumbling and fitness club) http://www.elevationsleeds.com/
Bollywood Dance at Wigton Moor Church Hall
All Stars (cricket club) https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars
Swim Bright (swimming lessons) http://www.swimbriteswimmingschool.co.uk/
The Works (BMX, Skating and scooter park) http://theworksskatepark.co.uk/
Fearnville BMX track (can be used independently or as a club) https://mtbleeds.co.uk/
Subtrans (including cycle network routes) http://www.sustrans.org.uk/
Roundhay Park Grass Track Cycling http://www.cycleroundhay.co.uk
Lets Ride: sponsored by HSBC (wasr Sky Ride) https://www.letsride.co.uk/
Rick Manners Boxing Club http://rmbox.org/
Change 4 Life (website promoting healthy lifestyles)