Hundreds of youngsters were encouraged to get moving at two festivals run by Erewash School Sport Partnership.
Pupils from Dallimore Primary, Mapperley Primary, Charlotte Infant, Stanley Common, Stanley St Andrew’s and Field House took part in one of the Mini Movers events at Rutland Sports Park.
Another festival was held at The Long Eaton School for schools including Ladycross, Risley, St Laurence, Firfield, Ashbrook Infants, Dovedale and Brooklands.
At both events there were six different activities for the children to try including a circuit using different body parts, reading a story called The Silly Sheep Dog and mimicking the animals’ movements, performing different actions with ribbons, controlling balloons, using body parts to draw letters and a series of target challenges involving throwing and catching.
Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership development manager, said: “Our Mini Movers festivals are always extremely popular and all of the children had a great time. It was all about encouraging them to try something new and just to get moving in a variety of different ways.
“All of the activities looked at different skills and it was great to see so many pupils willing to get involved and have a go. We would like to thank their teachers for bringing them here and the sports leaders who helped us to ensure that both of the events ran smoothly.”
Sports leaders from The Long Eaton School helped to run the Long Eaton festival and sports leaders from Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy supported ESSP in delivering the event at Rutland Sports Park.
Pupil Kiera Warhurst, 12, said: “We all enjoyed helping to run the event today and working with the young children who were very enthusiastic.”
Teacher Olivia Wade brought 25 pupils from Field House Infants to the festival.
She said: “They were very excited to attend the event and were doing star jumps on the carpet at school before the register. They did lots of throwing and catching and relay races and really enjoyed themselves. All of the children love taking part in new and exciting things so this was a great experience for them. The sports leaders from Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy did a fantastic job with the children too.”