Ahead of the Easter break, Sport students at Richard Huish College hosted the first of a series of student-led sporting events for primary school aged children.

To build organisational and leadership skills, students have been challenged in groups to independently run a sporting event for local school children. Each group has chosen their preferred sport, co-ordinated the logistics of their event including health and safety measures, and host their session. Using the knowledge and skills they gained from completing their British Dodgeball Leadership Qualification, the first group of students invited Year 3 classes from North Town Primary School for a Dodgeball ‘can do’ session.

The children delighted in the opportunity to get active and have some fun at the successful event. Course Manager for Sport, Matt Morgan shared “this is the start of working with the Richard Huish Trust schools to give our students as much hands on experience as possible”.

The Richard Huish Trust, made up of Richard Huish College, The Taunton Academy, North Town Primary School, Nerrols Primary School, North Curry CofE Primary School, West Buckland Primary School and Lyngford Park Primary School, aims to deliver exceptional education. Core to the group’s values is a commitment to working collaboratively to best aid their pupils and students to excel and achieve beyond what is expected of them, whilst considering the environmental impact of their actions. The Sport students have exemplified these values as they begin a busy term of events.

Children playing dodgeball