Great times were had in the gym this morning with the senior events, including bean bag throwing, jumping distances, throwing a medicine ball and jumping over an obstacle as fast as one can.
Calum C was great at throwing the medicine ball and Corey O too. Cameron B was fab at the jumping as well as Mr Bentley.
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The events came to a close at midday when the pupils were ready for their lunch. The day will be completed with an awards assembly, in which parents will be invited into the school to celebrate the year’s success.
Shane Haines, year 11.
After a quick break, the senior events took place in the school gym. The slideshow below features photos of the bean bag throwing event, in which pupils threw different coloured bean bags into the matching colour holders. But it was Mr Bentley who did the best, showing off his skills to the pupils. Can you find him in the pictures???
Reported by Josh C.
All students are placed in the gym due to the weather forecast, but that doesn’t dampen enthusiasm!
The sports include:
Standing long jump
Standing triple jump
Tom Barras managed to throw all his bean bags into their exact targets! Well done Tom!
Will and Miss Hull check his exact landing position in standing long jump!
Tim caught mid air in his record breaking attempt!
Everyone was very competitive and determined to reach a record and do their best to break one!
However, all pupils were encouraging each other to succeed and were showing the spirit of friendship!
By Josh Clacy
A fun time was had by all the juniors.
The activities involved a variety of skills with lots of jumping and throwing.
Pupils needed to concentrate and use good co-ordination.
By Tom Vaughan.
The pupils from the academy started with the warm-up dance called the cha cha slide and after they finish the dance, they started with some skipping. They finished the warm-ups so they started to do the main practising of some pad work. Pupils who showed great skill were Jess F, Corey O, Jade M, Georgia S and teachers, Mrs Makepeace, Mr Lloyd and Mr Bentley, Mrs Smith and Henry the helper.
Reported By Shane Haines
Reported by Josh Clacy
A number of pupils took part in the high ropes challenge, climbing to the top of a giant pole, at which point they rested for five minutes. For some it took 30 seconds; others took longer as their nerves crept in. But there was only one way down… to jump off! The pupils from The Springfields Academy did amazingly well, although some found the experience scary. Mrs Williams showed great bravery as well as Bradley Walters. Check out the photos below on the slideshow.
It was inspiring to see parkour pros coming to school to help other students and it was also good to see what they could do.
I spoke to Steve Moss, a member of the parkour team. He said that it took about five and a half years to master the basic skills. He had injured himself when jumping – hurting his shins. Steve said he found jumping from roof to roof scary – even though he is experienced there is always a bit of fear!!!!!