Hugh Keeps Youngsters Active With Online Sports Sessions

Hugh Keeps Youngsters Active With Online Sports Sessions
Hugh Thompson delivering online sports activities for children at his school during half term.

Enterprising Sports learner Hugh Thomson is delivering online sports sessions to keep youngsters on their toes during February half term.

The PE Assistant at St Michael’s Church of England Academy, Bedworth has organised the virtual events to make sure children stay physically and mentally engaged during the break.

Children in different year groups at the Academy will be invited to join the half-hour Zoom sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during half term week, starting on February 15th.

They will be able to keep their fitness levels up with a series of exercises and routines such as sit ups and star jumps and also set themselves challenges and goals during the week.

Hugh, who has already completed Level 1 and 2 sports programmes at Coventry College is now working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.

As part of the qualification, which complements his full-time role at the Academy, Hugh has been tasked with organising and delivering a community-focused event which is why he chose to run these sessions.

Hugh said: “It’s important that young people continue to stay active especially during the school holidays when, currently, they can’t access the activities they would normally be able to.

“This is a good community project for me to deliver as I work towards the Level 3 programme but hopefully, it will benefit the children as well and give them something to look forward to and take part in during the week.

“I really enjoy delivering sessions in school but this is a bit different as I’m having to make the sessions suitable for all ages and I’ll be running them all online!”

Hugh is hoping youngsters will take up the opportunity to get involved and join the sessions.

He added: “The week will start slowly but the aim is to set children challenges or they can set themselves goals to better themselves and step up their activity rate as the week goes on.

“I’m really enjoying the Level 3 Sports programme at Coventry College and thanks to this and other programmes I’ve studied it has helped me to progress in my career.

“I’m pleased to be able to give something back to children at the school and the Bedworth community.”

Chris Phillips, Sports Lecturer and Assessor at Coventry College, said: “Hugh is a credit to the Academy and the College for running these sessions.

“The activities will cover the important community aspect of the sports programme and also ensure that children’s mental and physical health and wellbeing remains top priority.”

For more information about Sports programmes at Coventry College, please click here.