More than 200 pupils came together to improve their sporting skills and hear about an inspiring Everest adventure at the annual Year 6 Netball Participation Festival, which took place at William Howard School (WHS) in Brampton in November.

All Year 6 pupils from each of our Trust schools were invited, as well as the Year 9 Sports Leaders from each of our three secondary schools.

They were split into different countries for the day, working with students from other schools and guided by secondary school Sports Leaders to complete a range of netball skills, matches and tournaments.

Participants also listened to an inspirational talk from guest speaker, Chris Mothersdale, about his adventures climbing Mount Everest and everyone received certificates of participation.

Richard Green, PE Curriculum Leader at WHS, who led the organisation of the event said: “This was a fantastic, enjoyable way for our Year 6 students from across the Trust to mix, meet new people and develop confidence and skills.”

Nic Tweddle, CET Assistant Headteacher and Student Events Lead said: “It was really pleasing to see the Year 6 pupils enjoying a taste of secondary school life before they move up to ‘big school’ next year and to see the older students taking a lead on the day. The young people were fantastic ambassadors for CET throughout and behaviour and engagement were exemplary.”

Well done to all involved!

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