College students lead two primary schools in sports challenges

College students and youngsters during the team challenge

College students and youngsters during the team challenge

First published in News

TWO groups of eager children from local primary schools competed in a team challenge event led by students from Bridgwater College.

As part of their sports leaders’ practical assessment, the college students hosted the Year 5 children from Eastover Primary and Bridgwater College Academy.

The children were put through a carousel of problem solving and team development challenges, focusing on communication, co-operation, trust and support.

Points were awarded for successful completion of each activity, and the winning team was presented with Easter eggs as a prize.

Jo Larson, Year 5 teacher at Eastover Primary, said: “The children had a superb time taking part in the challenges and working with children from other schools. They developed their team skills and enjoyed competing.”

Charlotte Coles, 19, from Bridgwater, said: “This gave me the opportunity to learn and teach new skills to children, giving me an insight of what my future career might be like. I would like to teach outdoor education to children of a variety of ages, and this opportunity has allowed me to adapt my skills and abilities to different age groups.”

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