Sports galore at Reed's School, Cobham, for disadvantaged primary school pupils

Sports galore at Reed's School for disadvantaged primary school pupils

Medal winning: Sporty youngsters were rewarded for their efforts

Medal winning: Sporty youngsters were rewarded for their efforts

New skills: Pupils enjoyed golf, football, tennis and cricket

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

Football, golf, tennis and cricket were enjoyed by hundreds of primary school children who visited Reed’s School.

The Fun Olympiad Day at the Cobham school welcomed more than 200 children from seven inner city primary schools to enjoy sports and help raise youngsters aspirations.

Children were given colour-coded caps according to the activity they had chosen before heading out onto the sports courts to begin playing.

After a treat of pizza and chips for lunch, youngsters enjoyed more sports coaching before being presented with a medal for their participation.

Sue Taylor, headteacher of Links Primary School, Tooting, said: "The children really benefitted from the experience and the coaching sessions were well structured for them to learn real skills.

"We felt it was an exceptionally well run event that provided a brilliant opportunity for the pupils to receive first class coaching as well as giving them the opportunity to mix with pupils from other diverse background schools."

The Fun Olympiad Day was the culmination of the annual programme of activities Reed’s School organises for disadvantaged children within its primary schools forum.

The forum aims to break down barriers between state and independent education as well as areas of disadvantage and advantage.

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