On Wednesday 20th September, ten primary schools from Cumbria Education Trust (CET) took part in the annual Be The Best You Can Be Sports Day. Held at the Copeland Stadium in Whitehaven, more than 200 Year 5 pupils attended the fun outdoor event which included activities such as a mini-Olympics, tag rugby and dance.

Sports Leaders and Student Ambassadors from CET’s three secondary schools (The Whitehaven Academy, William Howard School and Workington Academy) led the events, supporting and encouraging the younger participants throughout the day.

Tracey Clooney, PE Teacher at The Whitehaven Academy, said: “All of the Year 5 students had huge smiles on their faces throughout the day, displaying exemplary behaviour and were energetic and enthusiastic. Both the participants and those leading the event were fantastic ambassadors for CET throughout the day.”

Nic Tweddle, CET Assistant Headteacher and Student Culture Lead said, “It is fantastic to have so many young people from across all of our CET schools collaborating and coming together as one, enjoying the West Cumbrian sunshine and being a part of such a positive event. Thanks must also go to our staff for making enriching and memorable events such as this possible for our students.”

This event is part of CET’s commitment to bring together all of the Trust schools in various events. Last year, all Trust school Year 2 pupils visited Workington Academy for a multi-sports festival and our Year 6 pupils visited William Howard School for a fun netball festival.

More sports events that include all CET students will take place throughout the year.