Sport put in the spotlight

Rastrick High School's feeder schools compete in a question of sport'Winning team Woodhouse Primary
Rastrick High School's feeder schools compete in a question of sport'Winning team Woodhouse Primary

YOUNGSTERS were put to the test as they competed against other schools in a mock Question of Sport.

As part of a project to encourage year five boys into literacy Rastrick High School organised a replica of the BBC1 programme.

Groups of five from each of the school’s feeder schools had to answer questions related to sport and literacy.

Literacy co-ordinator Deborah Adamson, who organised the event, put together a package of books which contained one fiction, three non-fiction, one about rugby, sporting heroes, Andy Murray and Formula 1 which the children had to study ready for the quiz.

Mrs Adamson said it had been a whole team effort putting together the event.

“We had children from years seven and eight looking at resources and writing the questions which were multiple choice. They were then checked by a group of staff in school who typed them up.

“The team captains for each of the five schools, Carr Green Primary, Field Lane Primary, Woodhouse Primary, Fixby Junior and Infant and Longroyde Junior schools, were the male teachers from our PE department.

“I picked 12 local business and explained what I was doing and they all gave me £50 in sponsorship to enable the event to go ahead which was excellent,” she said.

“The event which was aimed at encouraging boys in particular, about literacy, was a success and we have been asked to do it again next year.”

The winning team was Woodhouse Primary School, Brighouse, and runner-up was Fixby Junior and Infant School.

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