Well done to Bude CATS who recently funded the second Multi Sports Transition Project at Budehaven Community School. Transition is a crucial time for pupils moving up from primary school to secondary; it is events like these which help things to move smoothly.
The Transition Multi Sports project has just finished, with twenty five year six boys and girls from Bude Juniors, Stratton and St Mark’s Primary taking part in the 6 week after – school course.
Sports included basketball, netball, football, hockey, tennis, rounders and dodgeball, all coached by Budehaven Leisure Centre’s excellent staff who have worked in the primaries and are, therefore, a familiar face to the children. Louis Dyton and Xavier Booth, Year 7, of Budehaven School, also assisted the coaches and supported the younger children. Bude CATS funded the course – there was no charge to participants.
Feedback from the Year 6s and their parents was very positive – the children not only enjoyed the variety of sports but also appreciated the opportunity to make new friends and now feel much more confident about starting school in September.
At the end of the course, the Year 6s were asked to complete a feedback form:
- 20 out of 20 said they had made new friends
- 20/20 stated they felt more confident
- 17/20 said they felt healthier and fitter.
- The most noticeable differences recorded was their confidence in speaking in front of others and learning new skills.
Sharon Marshall, Budehaven Community School who co-ordinated the project said: “The project was again a clear success on many levels; it was great to see the sports hall buzzing with activity, the children loved the sports and the coaches worked hard to ensure new friendships were made, as well as skills taught. Special thanks must go to Louis and Xavier, who regularly assisted with the register taking and general organisation of the group sessions and the fantastic coaches”.