Fairlawn pupils excel at Road to Rio Challenge

July 28 2016

CHILDREN from Fairlawn School in Montpelier are ready and waiting for the Olympic Games this month.

Rio Challenge

CHILDREN from Fairlawn School in Montpelier are ready and waiting for the Olympic Games this month.

The first group of youngsters who started at the new school nearly a year ago  took part in the Road to Rio Challenge along with other schools in the CGS Trust. This involved sampling various Olympic sports and learning about the importance of being active. The week culminated in a danceathon, which was run for the children by dance leaders from Colston's Girls' School.

Activities during the week were 'converted' to miles as students in all the Trust schools attempted to cover the 5,697 miles between Bristol and the Brazilian city.

The challenge is organised by Get Set, the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association's campaign to inspire and inform young people about the Games and to encourage them to be more active.

Rachel Cockcroft, who leads on PE for CGS Trust, said: “This has been a truly inspirational week for all of us. We planned an inclusive programme, with something to enthuse everyone about the Olympics and the importance of being active.”