Dorset School Games Summer Festival Inspires over 1,000 Young People
Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:09
On Wednesday 20th June Bryanston School hosted the Dorset School Games Summer Festival 2018, where over 1000 young people came together to participate, lead and officiate in a variety of sports and activities.
The School Games in Dorset is an exciting, fully inclusive and rewarding programme, which provides opportunities for school children to become physically active through different forms of competitive sport. Active Dorset work in partnership with the Local Organising Committee, School Games Organisers, Local Authorities and National Governing Bodies of Sport to deliver a calendar of sporting activities which take place throughout the school year, culminating at the Winter & Summer finals.
The day began with an opening ceremony featuring a motivational speech from Montell Douglas, who is currently part of Team GB Bobsleigh and a former Olympic Sprinter, and a fantastic musical performance from St. Michael's School Samba Band.
In-between competitions, participants could also try a range of non-competitive activities in the Cultural Village. Activities such as kite making, circus skills and street-artprovided some great entertainment for students and teachers alike!
Martin Kimberley, Active Dorset Chief Executive, stated; "What a great event! It was tremendous to see so many young people relishing the opportunity to compete and take part. Bryanston School have been exceptional, and all of the many individuals involved who have worked so hard can be proud of what has been delivered. It really does demonstrate just how much young people enjoy being active."
Many of the young leaders at this event were trained at the Dorset Leadership Academy in January, which provides high quality support and development for young people who would like to be actively involved in volunteering and leadership within their school and/or community.