HPFS wins PE lesson

Posted on: 6/15/2017

Heyford Park Free School wins PE lesson run by Paralympic gold medallist as part of the Sainsbury’s Active Kids programme
 
On Tuesday 23rd May pupils of Heyford Park Free School won the chance to spend their morning with Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, as part of a competition prize through the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme

As Ellie arrived at the school she was greeted by Heyford Park Free School’s Head of PE and a group of students from years 2 through to year 10 who formed her welcoming committee.  Ellie then headed to the school assembly where she spoke to pupils about the importance of exercising and eating well from an early age as both primary and secondary school pupils asked her questions about how she maintains her lifestyle to ensure she’s on top form for important events. Ellie then proceeded to run a PE lesson with 20 of the school’s primary pupils with secondary leaders supporting, teaching them a range of skills to keep active.
 
Ellie was very natural with the children, and had a lovely manner with them. She showed them her medals and every child had the opportunity to feel one – and some even wore one! She then welcomed opportunities for ‘selfies’ and autographs.  There is a report below written by a budding journalist from Year 3.
 
On Tuesday 23rd May Ellie Simmonds came to Heyford Park Free School and we had a special assembly with her. She showed everyone the medals she had won in the Paralympic Games. Two were gold and one was bronze. Some children showed Ellie around the school and some had a special PE lesson with her. Ryan  (year 3) said “It was really exciting and I loved it”. Zack  (year 2) said “I loved the tennis”. Eloise  (year 3) said “It was a fun way to exercise”. Some guys were interviewing people and Heyford Park was on the TV news and in the newspaper. Josh W led Ellie Simonds around the whole school and him and Heidi thought it was amazing. Written by Oliver  (Year3)
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