DSC03207It was nearly the end of term but it was still a very busy time for Harrow Way Sports Leaders and many of our local schools!

The Harrow Way Year 7 and 8 Leadership Academy, through the Mountbatten School Sports Partnership, had spent all this term planning for their Year 2/3 Multi Skills Top Link Festival. With the Deputy Mayor attending they wanted it to be very good!

Led by Anthony Wharton and Jordan Simcox, the Academy’s members are Chantelle Gleed, Brendan Harris, Tyler Hiscock, Mark Todd, Martyn Craggs, Callum Bendall, Laurence Smith, Abby Wheeler, Chelsey Renshaw, Lauren Erskine, Holly Guiver, Chloe Gleed, Allen Garrett, Beth Jeffries, Louis Hatchett and Shannon Jephcott.

They were supported on the day by Year 7 Leaders (Kirsten Armstrong, Emma Jones, Emma Helsdown and Jenna Barrett), Year 10 Sports Leaders (Izzy Mumford, Anthony Smith, Jess Darmanin, Kayleigh Watkins and Charlotte Quarrier), Year 11 Sports Leaders (Lisa Phillimore, Sarah Hartley and Sophie Attmere), the Silver Ambassadors (Jonathan Akehurst and Alice Longshaw), as well as Eleanor Roche and Ella Howells, next year’s Silver Ambassadors.

DSC03236With seventy children attending from Portway Infant, Portway Junior, Knights Enham Infant and Appleshaw St Peter’s Primary Schools, thirteen activities were planned which developed team work and helped practise the children’s starting and stopping, turning, jumping, sending and receiving. Favourite stations included Throwing the Javelin, Crazy Catch, Treasure Cones, Goalie and Dribbling the Ball. The afternoon then ended with a mass relay race which must have deafened the rest of the school the excitement and noise was so high!

With the rain holding off, all the students, children, parents and teachers had had a great afternoon and were impressed that it had all been planned by Year 7 and 8 students. The Deputy Mayor congratulated each child and handed them their certificate.

Anthony Wharton thanked everyone for attending and extended special thanks to the Deputy Mayor for joining us all at Harrow Way.