Bancroft’s Celebrates Olympic Values

<p style=”text-align: center;”><img style=”vertical-align: middle;” src=”images/stories/Julia_Jones.jpg” alt=”Julia_Jones” width=”289″ height=”203″ /></p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>(Julia Jones RW)</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>To get into the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London 2012, pupils at Bancroft’s took part in National  Schools’ Sports Week.  They were all offered the opportunity to participate in sessions of a variety of sports; with pupils being able to sign up for a maximum to 3 sessions.  The aim was to inspire pupils to try different sporting activities.   Whilst most of the sessions took place at School, we used Fairlop Waters for sailing and the Queen Elizabeth Stables for horse riding as well as Epping Forest for mountain biking.  Other sports on offer included: fencing, shooting, synchronised swimming, boxing, weightlifting, trampolining and water polo.  In addition the U4 girls tried paralympic football whilst all members of the 3rds joined together for a footnet tournament (a combination of football and netball) in which they all represented different Olympic nations.</p> <div style=”text-align: justify;”></div> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>We also ran an Olympic Values Competition for which we had an overwhelming number of entries.  Pupils were asked to produce a piece showing how the Olympic Values could be applied to their life values and experiences both in and out of school and how the values have inspired them to do the best that they could either for themselves or for others.  The piece could take any shape – a piece of artwork, a photo essay, a written piece of prose or poetry or perhaps even a song! It proved very tough to whittle the entries down.  The pupils who sent in the very best entries were awarded family Olympic Tickets through the School’s involvement with the Get Set Network.</p> <p><img src=”images/stories/nat_sports_1.jpg” alt=”nat_sports_1″ width=”255″ height=”171″ /><img src=”images/stories/nat_sports_3.jpg” alt=”nat_sports_3″ width=”249″ height=”168″ /></p> <p><img src=”images/stories/nat_sports_2.jpg” alt=”nat_sports_2″ width=”251″ height=”167″ /><img src=”images/stories/nat_sports_5.jpg” alt=”nat_sports_5″ width=”248″ height=”166″ /></p> <p>Some of the best entries are available to read on, by clicking on this link: <a title=”Olympic Values Competition” href=”images/stories/Olympic_Values_Competition.pdf” target=”_blank”>Olympic Values.</a></p>

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