Treviglas Hosts ‘Multiskills’ Festival
Article Created on Monday, 10 October 2011
Treviglas Community College gave students from three local primary schools the chance to challenge themselves, learn new skills and have fun last Wednesday (October 5th) with an exciting "MultiSkills" festival.
The sport-themed event saw Treviglas hosting nearby Perranporth, St. Columb Major and Summercourt primary schools for a day packed full of games, physical challenges and team-based activities. Year 1 and 2 students filled the college's sports dome to create a flurry of activity as young students bounced excitedly from one physical challenge to the next.
The event's organizer, Treviglas PE Teacher Sean Wells, said the festival is a mix of old and new games and all for the purpose of helping the young students develop their skills in sport, play and competition.
"The multiskills festivals give children the chance to learn different skills that are used as a base for many sports," Wells said. "Some of the activities might be new, such as circuits, while others are old favourites like playground games."
The Key Stage 1 students are first put into mixed school groups, which gave them the opportunity to meet students from other schools in the local area as well as the outlying communities. The students then participate in activities ranging from obstacle courses to sprint races to throwing challenges.
The activities are run and led by Treviglas College Sports Leaders comprised of older students, who in turn learn about leadership and working with the community.
"It's a great opportunity for our students to get to know children from other schools and learn new skills," said Caroline Wood, a Year 2 Teacher at Summercourt Primary. "It also gives the older students at Treviglas the chance to be role models and leaders for the younger students. I think it's brilliant."
"It's so much fun working with the primary age children," said sports leader Erica Scott, a Year 11 Treviglas student. "They try so hard and just want to keep going and going."
"We basically get to make them smile all day," added fellow sports leader, Christie Sobye, also a Year 11 Treviglas student "What's better than that?"
The Multiskills Festivals are hosted by Treviglas Community College on several occasions throughout the year and are open to local primary schools as a personal development learning day. For more information, contact Tim Seyfert.