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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School
Lego Contest 7th January 2022

 

In the Lego contest, a competition where a bigger variety of children (who might not necessarily prefer the more active side of sport) can have a choice of winning, people had to sort out Lego bricks.

There was a big pile of assorted colours of Lego and the contestants had to sort the bricks into four different, colour-coordinated piles. They were under a timer: 1 minute to sort as many bricks as they could. Another condition: a contestant was required to use their non-dominant hand to play the game. Two sports leaders were running each station. They had to take out any random lego parts. They put down labels for each colour (on some tables the colours were red, green, yellow and blue but on other tables there were different colours, relating to the most popular colours in an assorted pile).

People would queue up, be asked their name and their dominant hand, then be told to use their other one. A sports leader would have a timer beside them and they would set it for 1 minute. In this specific contest, we saw many people surprising themselves at the amount of bricks they had sorted in the time period.

Although this competition mainly attracted a younger audience, there was no shortage of older kids who still wanted to have a go at the game.

The contest took place on the several tables in the quad and was easily accessible to the children who had just finished lunch and wanted to try out the game.

The competition attracted many different people who wanted to compete in the contest. The contest was very fun and allowed everyone to compete. Everybody had a great time on the day.

Aaliya

Head Sports Leader & Sports Journalist

6P

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Football Tournament 12th & 19th November 2021

 

For this week’s Sports Leaders Challenge, we planned to do a football tournament. It took over one week to execute because of the vast majority of students who wanted to participate. This tournament took place at our school football pitches. So, they were off limits during the four-day period. The first step we did was the designing of the poster and sign-up sheets by our amazing technical team (Zainab, Liane, Abby, Shelly and Mr Hollins). We handed out the sign-up sheets to all the year groups and then went on to plan the tournament layout. We decided that there would be 4 players in each team (2 girls and 2 boys to make it fair).

After everyone had E died their teams and their team names, we started to let them play against each other. The matches lasted 3 minutes each and then team who scored the most goals would proceed into the next round. However, if there was a tie when the round had finished, the teams would go onto penalties. The winner from the penalties would then proceed into the next round. These elimination rounds continued to go on until there was only 2 teams left.

Team Emeralds (Zainab, Arjun, Abby and Shankar) and Team Dinosaurs (Shelly, Petru, Araina and Madalin). These two teams went head to head in the final. It turned out to be a very close match with Team Emeralds winning by just the one goal.

There was great sportsmanship during this competition and everyone had a pleasant time.

Zainab

Head Sports Leader & Sports Journalist

6SC

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Speed Bounce 26th November 2021

 

The Speed Bounce took place last Friday during the lunchtime break. It was organised in the area of the playground in front of the shed. The place was easily accessible and children were able to queue up at the several stations. Each station consisted of a Sports Leader, who counted the jumps, their clipboard (with each class and names of the people) and three cones to jump over. The task was to jump to the side over the round cones that were placed in a row. As the timer counted down, sports leaders at their designated stations would count their jumps. This meant that the process could not be obstructed by any other external source and the Sports Leaders was focused enough to count precisely. At the centre, Mr Hollins had an iPad to set the timer for the speed bounce and the contestants had to jump over it. Everyone seemed tired by the end of the minute but no one felt bad; everyone was laughing or competing with their friend on who got more jumps. In the end, everyone had a great time at the competition. This competition attracted more kids from years 5 and 6 but children younger did show up. All around, this was a fun, sporty activity that everyone enjoyed.

Aaliya

Head Sports Leader & Sports Journalist

6P

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Javelin 5th November 2021

 

On Friday, we Sports Leaders organised the Javelin Contest for the whole of KS2. Many people had signed up across year groups and classes so we had to make sure that everything was correctly arranged and sound.

To measure the length of the javelin's flight, we used trundle Wheels and metre sticks to place cones precisely and accurately along the lines. Several sports leaders had their own stations to monitor and supervise the javelin throwers, and record the distance of their throw. Sports Leaders documented the event by carefully taking pictures while another announced the 'ready, set, go! " Contestants ranged from 11-year-olds, Year sixes to 7-year-old Year threes. However, prizes were awarded to the specific winners in each age group. The players queued sensibly at the line cones and line monitors kept any sort of disturbance at bay. Sheets of names and distances were collected at the end of the day and all entered into a database. Exact distances remained confidential, so as to prevent arguments or boasting but everyone had a great time!

Almost everyone surpassed their expected limit and everybody enjoyed their time at the competition! 

Aaliya

Head Sports Leader & Sports Journalist

6P

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Skipping 22nd October 2021

 

During the skipping contest, almost everyone took part. My entire class signed up and contested, also joined by many more classrooms. Not only students, but teachers had a great time skipping with a rope and trying to get the most skips in a minute. Children, who lined up in an orderly, neat queue, were assigned to a sports leader who recorded their name and class before counting their skips. Mr Hollins used this watch to keep count of the minutes before stopping all the contestants. Everybody made sure to try their best and many totally went past their expected score.

Ultimately, the winner of the competition from the whole school turned out to be Riera, a girl from 6SC. She had been practicing skipping for years with our very own school shed equipment and her hard work paid off, receiving the trophy for her class and a special award and certificate.

Almost everyone I know was pleased with their scores and everybody had a great time. Many people were excited about the next Sports leader Challenge and were trying to guess what it might be. Overall, the skipping event was a blast and a hit, loads of people showing up to participate. People had a great time and had tons of fun.

Aaliya

Head Sports Leader & Sports Journalist

6P

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Sprint Race 15th October 2021

 

On Friday, KS2 had a sprint race where children had

to run 50 metres. As a Sports Leader, I helped with the timing of each individual run and with the recording of the times to find out the fastest runner in each year group and the whole school. There was an air of uncertainty as there might have been only a small number of people that could have shown up for the race. However, 174 people in KS2 ended up coming to participate in this fun race. We had good organisation throughout and easily arranged two lanes and lines so that it was a clear efficient process. I enjoyed being there and working with the other Sports Leaders.

Aaliya

Head Sports Leader & Sports
Journalist

6P

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