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National School Sports Week

National School Sports Week
Students could choose to try one of four different sports including archery.
Thursday 27th June 2013 by C. Freeman

Students from all year groups got the chance to try out different sports as part of National School Sports Week. Tuition came from experts in goalball, volleyball, archery and judo and the teachers included a Paralympian and Commonwealth Games medal winner. Students chose one of four disciplines and, if they enjoyed it, they will be encouraged to join local sports clubs.

Tuition was provided by Paralympian Niall Graham, who played goalball at London 2012, while judo was taught by Helen Feeley who won silver at the Commonwealth Games. Alex Hajigeorgieva coached the volleyball players while students learned bowmanship from Chas Wilson and other members of the Corby Archers.

The event was organised by PE teacher Kate Bryan. She said: ‘It has been going really well. There has been a bit of a buzz, especially with the Year 7s. They have all been really popular and we have had a fairly good split between the sports. The idea is that if the students are interested they will join the archery club or go to Corby judo or join volleyball and goalball club. It is nice to have people who have competed at such high levels sharing their expertise.

'National School Sports week is all about providing new opportunities, trying to inspire students and developing links with local clubs. This is the fourth year it has run and 9 million children have taken part so far. It is about giving the students the chance to try something different. It has been really positive and I will be monitoring who will be taking up these sports as a result.'

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