5th grade competitors with their medals

Submitted to the Folkestone Herald

Hundreds of pupils from five local schools took part in Folkestone Academy’s second Primary School Olympics.

More than 270 CM2 children took part in the sporting event organized in partnership with The Sports Trust.

The young competitors came from Mundella Primary, Christ Church CEP Academy, St Mary’s CEP Academy, Folkestone Primary and Castle Hill Community School.

Students participated in five different activities so they could try their hand at sports they may not have done before, supported by coaches from local clubs:

  • The hockey games were supported by the Folkestone Optimists,
  • Athletics by Folkestone Junior Athletics Club,
  • Cricket and Football by The Sports Trust,
  • and street dancing by The Right Step Dance Company.
Souvenir PE bags

The Sports Trust aims to create inclusive and inspiring environments for people to enjoy sport and exercise, and one of the ways the charity can achieve its mission is to connect schools and sports clubs across districts of Folkestone and Hythe.

Organizer Sarah Green said:

“Today’s Olympic event at Folkestone Academy is an example of creating these links while using the power of sport to support pupils’ transition from primary to secondary.”

“We are very happy that the day was a success for the second consecutive year and we hope that all these CM2 students will enter secondary school next September motivated to maintain their sports practice or embark on a new sport to support their learning. academic studies”.


Steve Shaw, Head of School at Folkestone Academy, said: “It has been a real pleasure to welcome pupils from so many of our neighboring schools and give them the opportunity to compete in a range of different sports.

“We have been delighted to host the Folkestone Academy Olympics for the past two years and look forward to continuing to do so. It is a wonderful opportunity for these young people to experience a range of different activities and we hope this will inspire these children to take up new sports in the future.

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