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Pupils at St Peter’s Cross Keys Church of England Academy, Farndon, aiming high to improve well-being




Children at St Peter’s Cross Keys Church of England Academy, Farndon, have taken part in a basketball masterclass as part of their health and well-being timetable.

Organised as part of a curriculum aimed at improving core strength and fitness as well as promoting wellbeing through activity, the classes proved to be a hit with children.

Professional sports teacher and coach Mark Waters, who delivered the workshops, said: “Now is a great time to get children active and involved in new sports activities.

Sports teacher Mark Waters with Jax Thomas. (47109843)
Sports teacher Mark Waters with Jax Thomas. (47109843)

“I love coming to St Peter’s ­— the children and staff are always friendly and welcoming.”

“It is so important to promote children’s fitness and well-being and to do it in a fun way. St Peter’s is addressing this, and my classes are about inspiring children to get active again and learn some new skills along the way.

“Hopefully the children will enjoy the lessons and perhaps some will develop a love of basketball.”

Children during lessons with sports teacher Mark Waters.. (47109826)
Children during lessons with sports teacher Mark Waters.. (47109826)

Pupil Maicie Chiswell, 9, said, “I have been learning how to dribble the ball and lots of other things. Also, I think it is nice to be in the fresh air and out of a classroom.

“Doing lessons like this makes you stronger and keeps you going, and I am happy we get to try so many different sports.”



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