Sidbury primary pupils in Ability Counts festival

Sporting chance for 60 youngsters at Honiton Community College

FOUR pupils from Sidmouth Primary have taken part in an Ability Counts Festival at Honiton Commnity College.

Sky, Owen, Courtney and Jake were among 60 youngsters from primary schools in East Devon, who spent over two hours trying seven different sports.

They enjoyed playing rackets sports, ball sports, aerobics, and learnt trampoline skills.

School sports coordinator at Honiton, R Gillon, said: “The festival was aimed at primary students in Years Three to Six who have missed sporting opportunities in their primary schools due to numeracy and literacy catch-up work and to give these students a chance to try some sports which would ignite their passion for sport.”

The event was planned and run by the college’s Year 12 sports leaders, with support from Year 10 sports leaders.

Imogen Bosence (tag rugby), Tara Drew (trampolining), Sam Loader (dodgeball), Amy Keitch (aerobics), Ashleigh-Jade Logan (netball) and Brad Treloar (badminton) planned the event as part of their sports leaders level three qualification.