Lunch Time Sessions
he playground can often be a hectic place at lunch time. We have found that by working with the school we have managed to utilise the space, facilities and time to give the pupils an extra opportunity to play sport.
Each school is different and we have found that some schools like us to work with a specific year group to play in a controlled environment whilst maximising the space for those who don’t wish to join in. Depending on the need of the school we are on hand to support and assist where ever necessary.
We are currently providing lunch sessions at Oldmixon Primary School where we use the muga with the years 2, 3 & 4 for the first 25 minutes and then with the years 5 & 6 for the last 25 minutes. At Uphill Primary School we work with the years 5 & 6 because the school asked for support in keeping the bigger, faster children away from the small playground where the younger children play. Both sessions have proved to be very successful. The lunch time session doesn’t have to be football, at St Andrews Primary School we currently provide multi sports for key stage one.
The session really engaged the children and they accessed football at lunchtime (we had banned it previously due to poor behaviour and poor refereeing). It also helped us gain our silver kite mark in school due to using community coaches and wider links.
Susan Elliot - Worle Village Primary School Headteacher