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Health And Well Being

On Thursday 25


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:

To create an enjoyable end of term event.

For every child to try a range of activities, especially new ones.

To encourage families to consider a range of sporting options outside of school.

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 4 Life. The list of local clubs we

shared on the day is attached here but is by no means definitive. Children

who tried at least six 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. 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.

Mr Rivers

Cross Country

Sophie, Morven and other children - from November to March - competed in various cross-country races to

represent Talbot Primary School. In the first competition, seven Year Six children took part: Morven, Sophie,

Euan, Ned, Freddie R, Elijah and Lola. Also, there were nine pupils from Year Five in total: Griff, Sophia,

Camilla, Safah, Joe, Monroe, Jonathan and Annabel. In these races there were around 90-100 children so it

was a very popular and tough competition. The hilly yet muddy track was very tricky to complete – everyone

managed to make it through to the end! Unfortunately, only the top four finishers got to the next round,

Morven got 2


, Sophie got 10


, Sophia got 8


and Griff came 9



In the next competition, the terrain was very bumpy and overall, very cold. The competitors (from Year Five

and Six) took part and also did very well. The positions are as follows: Griff came 19


, Sophia came 25



Sophie came 19


and Morven came 8


. Unsuccessfully, Griff, Sophie and Sophia didn’t make the top 15.

Surprised yet exited, Morven made it through to the 3



The regional round took place at Temple Newsam. Morven, pushed herself at this very high level and

completed the race, with one shoe! Unluckily, she came 32


and didn’t make it to the next round.

To conclude, everyone did Talbot proud and gave our school a successful title. We hope to do more

competitions like this and thank Miss Gilbert for organising all of our events.

Sophie and Morven, 6JM

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