College hosts Mini Commonwealth Games

Rye School Games 2 SUS-140807-105438001
Rye School Games 2 SUS-140807-105438001

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games fast approaching Rye College students chose this as the theme for their 2014 Partner Primary Schools Year 6 Athletics Festival.

Rye College Sports Ambassadors and Year 7 Sports Leaders hosted the event for 170 local Year 6 Primary school children.

Pupils from Brede, Rye Community Primary, St Michael’s-Playden, Peasmarsh, Beckley, Icklesham, Guestling Bradshaw and St Thomas’ Winchelsea participated in the games.

The action started with a Games march on by the primary schools who had dressed pupils in the colours of their chosen country, complete with a standard bearer carrying their country’s flag.

The event was run by a committee of Sports Ambassadors, as part of their sports leadership training.

These students were assisted by a further 80 Year 7 students, who acted as guides, recorders, track judges, field judges and mentors to run a Mini Quadrathlon consisting of vortex throw standing long jump, 75 metres sprint and a 600 metres distance run. T

he event concluded with all children receiving participation certificates, as well as medallists from each of the twenty activity groups being presented with Mini-Commonwealth gold, silver and bronze medals.