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Magna Carta Challenge 800

'Challenge 800' Event brings history into the 21st Century!

On Monday 29th September 2014 the whole school took part in an exciting sports activity as part of European Move Week. Working alongside our sporting partners 'DeSalve' the children participated in exercises to commemorate the forthcoming 800th anniversary of the signing of The Magna Carta in Runnymede. We named the event 'Challenge 800' and then challenged the children to complete 800 repetitions of different exercises! (including star jumps, burpees, skipping, speed bounce, spotty dogs, leg drives and hops on the spot!) Both KS1 and KS2 also completed 800 laps of the school field between them...amazing!

The Magna Carta is one of the most significant documents in English history. Signed by King John in 1215 it laid down a series of laws/rules & regulations that had to be strictly adhered to by 'ordinary' people, landowners and royalty. To mark its importance, each class created a sporting rule or statement that we promise to stick to throughout the whole year. We then put all 7 promises together to create our very own Magna Carta style Holy Family Sports Charter. The 7 rules/promises are shown below.

We will keep our bodies healthy and strong by eating well and being active. (Reception)

We will show teamwork when we work together, helping each other to achieve our shared goal. (Year 1)

We will practice and work hard so we can succeed and will always try our best to overcome difficulties. (Year 3)

We will aim high to achieve our greatest goals and targets. To achieve, we believe! (Year 4)

We will show determination by staying positive, taking the next step and always aiming high. (Year 5)

We will be good role models and great leaders, showing respect for others and responsibility for all. (Year 6)

Sport is very important to us at Holy Family - we understand how it helps our body, keeps us fit and healthy, helps us make new friends and learn how to work together as a team. It teaches us to set goals, work hard and how to deal with success and disappointment. We also know that doing well in sport helps us to do well in our school work because we feel happy, confident and ready to tackle any challenge. We are all looking forward to another great sporting year at Holy Family!

A big thank you to Mr Seuke for running the Challenge 800 event and to Neil and Dylan from DeSalve for all their help and encouragement on the day.