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Sport online at Worth goes the extra mile

Tue, Jan 12th, 2021
Worth School

Despite the national lockdown forcing schools to close, PE and Games continue for Worth pupils with the Sports department leading an online physical activity programme this term.

This is vital for pupil health and wellbeing especially during the winter months and we are encouraging all pupils to engage during their PE/Games lessons with the variety of general health and fitness programmes as well as skills-based sessions and challenges on offer. These will focus on specific sports which would normally be offered at school in the Lent Term so will be either football, netball, hockey or fitness based. There are video and coaching point resources for each session and there will be some live classes to join in too. Sessions are differentiated to suit year group, standard and personal circumstance.

Director of Sport, Mr David Burton, has set a number of challenges to pupils. These include taking part in a national fundraising campaign for Cancer Research where people are challenged to run the distance of a marathon during January.

Other challenges include a 112-mile bike ride, which is the distance of the cycling section of a full Ironman triathlon, and a challenge to complete 2,000 burpees in two weeks. This was originally done in November as a fundraiser for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and is a great challenge for those with limited access to space.

Mr Burton told pupils: “I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, push yourself to see what you can do, take on a challenge and be proud of the achievement, and maybe make a real difference by raising some money for Cancer Research.”

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