Mini Olympics event hailed a huge success

Primary school pupils swapped the playground for Warrington Collegiate’s sports pitches on Wednesday when they took part in the College’s very own Mini Olympics.

Around 90 pupils from St Andrew’s CE Primary School and Meadowside Community Primary School spent two hours with second year Football Coaching students, who had organised the fun-filled event.

Featuring beanbag races, hockey dribbling, goal kicking, star jumps and much more, the event was organised as part of the students’ course.

Each student was given a role, ranging from keeping the scores, co-ordinating the activity stations and marketing the event.

Among the students helping was 18-year-old Ethan Jones.

He said: “This has given us all great coaching experience that will definitely help us in the future. It was great to see the children having a great time doing things we did as children. It’s interesting to see this kind of event from the other side and it’s given me a great experience on coaching children of that age – I’ve really enjoyed the whole thing.”

Nick Moors, Lecturer in Sport at Warrington Collegiate, said: “All of the students have done an absolutely fantastic job organising the entire thing. It’s been great fun and I’m sure the experience will help them massively in the future. A number of our Football students have been offered jobs coaching Under 9s teams as a result of this event so it has been a real success for all involved.”