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Date: Sep, 2010 Views: 2645

Stack with PRIDE

What we wanted to do

Create a fun competition for our KS1 students to learn about the Olympic and Paralympic values.

What we did

30 students aged 5 - 7years took part in a Speed Stacks festival involving various active stacking games that reflected and promoted the PRIDE values. Some of the games involved some fun literacy and numeracy activities to help teach the basic skills of speed stacking.

What impact did it have for the children involved?

The children were very excited to learn a new sport.  Introducing the children to Speed Stacking has helped towards improving and developing their hand-eye coordination, quickness and ambidexterity. 

The literacy activity which involved our masot Leo the Lion working with the children and learning how to spell the word PRIDE with the Speed Stack cups.  This gave the children the chance to explore the special meaning behind the word and how it links to the Olympic and Paralympic values.

We also gave special awards to the childen who had demonstrated good examples of the PRIDE values througjout the afternoon.

Did the work lead to any differences within the school?

The children were inspired to introduce Speed Stacking to their fellow pupils in their school which resulted in a special KS1 Speed Stacking Festival bringing together five local primary schools and over 60 pupils taking part.