How one school in the Banburyshire area managed to hold its own sports day despite Covid-19 restrictions

"There was a smile on every face, and in the present climate it was a delight to see," said Mrs Knox, head of PE at Deddington C of E Primary School

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 4:56 pm
Freya Brown takes part in the school's sporting activities from her garden.

The traditonal event of sports day may have cancelled at many schools across the country due to the lockdown - but a primary school in the Banburyshire area found a way around this problem.

Pupils who were at classes at Deddington C of E Primary School took part in some socially distanced traditional races such as running and the ‘egg and spoon’ race, while those at home could cover a similar range of activities and time themselves.

This came as the school once again joinied the Youth Sport Trust’s annual National School Sport Week from June 20 to 26, whcih also included an inter class marathon challenge.

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Mrs Knox, head of PE, said: "As one of Oxfordshire’s most active schools we thought it was important for our whole community to unite in this fantastic week-long celebration of sport and wellbeing.

"We were delighted to see the enthusiasm both at home and school, as everyone threw themselves into increasing their activity levels, despite the heatwave!

"Children were encouraged to take part in daily challenges and set personal challenges, as well as compete in the class marathon challenge.

"There was a smile on every face, and in the present climate it was a delight to see."

Further information about the school's sporting activities can be found at: https://www.deddingtonprimaryschool.co.uk/pe-and-sport-premium and