On the 24 and 27 May, Jesse Gray Primary School held an action-packed, fun-filled Sporting Greats Week.
Each class chose a sport to focus on ranging from archery to volleyball.
The week began with a special opening ceremony assembly, during which a torch was lit using a torch from the 2012 Olympic Games torch relay.
During the week, the children found out about a diverse range of sporting personalities and elite athletes and took part in a wide variety of sport-related activities (often dodging the showers!)
Jesse Gray School said:
‘These included coaching sessions, a Q&A Zoom with a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, science investigations, making stop motion movies of fencing duels, composing music, writing and recording sports commentaries, model bike making, daily sporting challenges, research, sketching, measuring and data handling in Maths…. See Twitter #jgsportinggreats for more of the exciting things the school did.
‘Each day ended with a medal ceremony, where three children from each class were awarded a special medal for displaying our Jesse Gray values as well as for sporting achievements.
‘We wore sports kit and sporty clothes on the last day to celebrate everyone’s sporting interests.
‘At the closing ceremony assembly, each class reported back about what they had been doing to the rest of the school, the torch was turned off, the flag was lowered and we sang our school anthem.
‘Despite the wet weather, the week was a great success. The school was buzzing with happy, active children.
‘We would like to thank Claire Dickerson, Alex Perry, Rob Walton, Wilford Bowmen, Notts Gymnastics Academy, West Bridgford Tennis Club, Nottingham Rockets, Harry Taylor, Steve LeMottee and Notts County Cricket Club for their support and help with making the week even more special.’