Comberton Village College was a hive of activity earlier this half term as 160 children from 17 South Cambs primary schools took part in a fun but challenging Outdoor Adventurous Activities event designed to test their teamwork, self-belief, determination and passion.
The event was open to children in years 3 & 4 and aimed at those that don’t normally get a chance to represent their school in sporting competitions or perhaps don’t like your more traditional sports.
Mixed teams of 4 took part in four different challenges including an orienteering team score competition, netball numbers, the vortex and a school games challenge. Each activity involved teamwork, communication and problem solving as well as running to find markers in order to successfully complete each challenge in as quick a time as possible.
Claire McDonnell, Partnership Manager said,
“The idea behind the event was to try and appeal to a different group of young people who perhaps don’t like your more traditional sports.
The activities challenged both the mind and body with children having to work together, devise a plan, find points and make decisions.
It was great to see a different group of young people getting the chance to represent their school, experience being part of a team and have fun and enjoy themselves!”
The event was hosted at Comberton Village College and pupils from the schools Sport Leadership Academy in year 10 were involved with leading the activities, supporting the teams.
Teams that best demonstrated the values of teamwork, self-belief, passion and determination throughout the afternoon’s activities were nominated by the sports leaders with the following teams picking up awards; Monkfield A, Meldreth B, Meridian C & Petersfield D.