Golden Day for Youngsters as Virtual Sports Day is a roaring success | PL Primary Stars

Children from Farmilo Primary and Nursery wrapped up the term with a huge smile on their face on Friday, as they put down their worksheets to compete in a Virtual Sports Day devised and delivered by Football in the Community which was a roaring success!

Throughout the week pupils from all year groups were able to practise a range of events designed by Football in the Community coaches to emulate traditional School Sports Day games, with parents able to use household items as equipment.

On Friday, pupils were then encouraged to take part in the games and record their schools, uploading them to the School website along with photos and videos of their participation, in order to get onto the medals table!

Adam Jevons-Newman, KS2 Leader and Curriculum Coordinator at Farmilo Primary said “We were delighted that children across school participated and shared their success with us. We had some lovely feedback from families telling us how much they enjoyed it.

“It was important for us to do something which brought the school together as Sports Day always does. Even in these very different circumstances, our school is a community and this event reminds us of this along with the power of sport to bring fun and smiles.”

Jordan Ferrer, Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator added “We’re delighted to see so many youngsters enjoying the events and games at home, what is especially important to see is the number of smiles on faces.

“A lot of children may be an only child and as such have spent far too long away from those of a similar age with everyone missing their friendship groups – our aim with this was to encourage parents to upload photos and videos to the School network so that pupils could see their friends taking part and bring back not just the competitive edge, but also the joy and freedom which play and participation brings.

“We’ve had some phenomenal feedback from the School and are delighted with the number of engagements this has brought and the general feedback – it’s not about winning medals, what matters is that children get to play, laugh, smile and feel good during these unprecedented times. Well done everyone”

Mansfield Town Football in the Community will be sending certificates to the school to distribute to everyone who took part, with certificates also going to the Gold, Silver and Bronze placed from each year group (detailed below) – furthermore, each class teacher will be awarding further prizes to individuals based on event achievements and attitude.

Class Name GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Foundation Stage Oliver Olivia Hope
Year 1 (Mrs Liddle) Charlie Elliott Rose
Year 2 (Miss Neale) Mollie Max Blake
Year 1/2 (Miss Lowe) Olivia Martha /
Year 3 (Miss Gough) Sophie Lauren Farah
Year 3 (Mrs Stanley) Toby Olive Ruby
Year 4 Isabelle Eliza Frankie
Year 5 Tyler Katie Noah
Year 6 Charlie B Alfie Will

Any school wishing to participate in future Virtual School Sports Days should contact Jordan Ferrer by emailing Jordan.ferrer@mansfieldtownfitc.net

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