This year the BTEC Sport students at Ballyclare Secondary School organised an educational sports event for P5 children in surrounding primary schools.
With the Rio 2016 Olympics just around the corner the BTEC students decided it would be a good idea to use their knowledge and expertise developed throughout the year to showcase what Ballyclare Secondary had to offer.
Their plan was to offer a fun, engaging group of workshops in the morning surrounding the importance of hydration, healthy eating and living by the Olympic values as well as a variety of physical activities based on the current olympic events.
With a total of 110 pupils taking part from Tildarg PS, Parkgate PS, The Thompson PS, Doagh PS and Ballynure PS the pupils enjoyed creating their own ‘tortilla pizzas’ in Ballyclare Secondary’s new state of the art Home Economics department, designing their own water bottle covers, discovering new facts about the sugar found in everyday food and drink, discussing what it means to live by the olympic values and stretching their legs in the sunshine taking part in a variety of sporting activities.
The feedback from pupils and teachers were that an excellent day was had by all and the BTEC students at the Secondary school hope to make this an annual occurrence.