Wells Hall Primary School

Activity week promotes healthy and active lifestyle

Published: 23 June, 2023

A week-long series of activity sessions held at a Suffolk primary school have been hailed a success after more than 700 local children took part.

Pupils at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard enjoyed everything from archery to karate on their grounds last week.

Other neighbouring schools were also invited to participate in the fun while the school praised the support of partner groups.

Headteacher Ros Towns said: “Our activity week gives children a taster of so many sports, some of which they wouldn’t have tried before.

“We wanted to show them that sport can be for everyone and the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles.

“The activity week was a huge success, led by our Head of PE Josh Smith, and with the support of so many fantastic groups in and around our local community.”

Activities held during the week included a climbing wall, axe throwing, orienteering, dance, badminton, fencing and many more.

In total, more than 700 children, from seven different schools, took part in 25 different activities during the week.

The school also provided a signposting leaflet promoting all the various sports groups in their area to give children a chance to continue with sport beyond the activity week.

Wells Hall wanted to thank all the community groups who organised sessions and Active Suffolk, Explore Outdoor, Abbeycroft Leisure and Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils for their support of the week.

Megan Felton, Project Officer for Children and Young People at Active Suffolk, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been involved with helping to support Active Week at Wells Hall Primary School.

“At Active Suffolk, our aim is to provide many opportunities for all across the county to engage in accessible and enjoyable physical activity. Active Week at Wells Hall is a perfect example of the kinds of projects that we love to support. 

“We look forward to continuing to work with Wells Hall Primary School to continue on this work and other schools just like them to further support their young people’s physical, mental and emotional health through physical activity.”